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Heavy Rains and Potential for Flash Floods

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and heavy rains will be possible from the Ohio Valley to the Northeast Tuesday. In addition, heavy rains possible in the central Plains and southern Rockies. Heavy rain threat moves into the southern Mid-Atlantic Wednesday. Dry conditions remain out west where isolated dry thunderstorms could exacerbate ongoing fires and start new fires. Read More >

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Here is a look at some Independence Day weather statistics for Cincinnati, with data going back to 1871. As can be seen in the data below, there has been a fairly wide spectrum of temperatures and precipitation on Independence Day in Cincinnati, but high temperatures have generally been in the 80s and low temperatures in the 60s.  It is also not uncommon to see some rain in Cincinnati on Independence Day.

Independence Day Climate Extremes (1871-2016):
Warmest High Temperature: 102 degrees (1911)
Coldest High Temperature: 70 degrees (1972)
Coldest Low Temperature: 50 degrees (1968)
Warmest Low Temperature: 78 degrees (1897)
Most Precipitation: 1.87 inches (1932)

Independence Day Climate Averages (1871-2016):
Average High Temperature: 85 degrees
Average Low Temperature: 66 degrees
Average Precipitation: 0.16 inches

Below are graphs showing the frequency distribution of Independence Day high/low temperatures and precipitation for Cincinnati. Click here for a full listing of Cincinnati's Independence Day climate records.