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Taste of Spring, Cincinnati Flooding, St. Patrick's Day Parade Info

Four days until spring! (Source: WOIO) Four days until spring! (Source: WOIO)
Our first day hitting 60 since the end of November! Don't hug Jeff because the rest of the week looks average! Unless of course you're good with average…then let the hug-fest begin!

MONDAY: Mostly Cloudy afternoon & WARM High: 58 near the lake 61 for CAK

MONDAY NIGHT:  chance of some rain showers, cloudy  LOW: 37

TUESDAY: Partly sunny afternoon for the parade!! High: 43 **except along the parade route tomorrow only 40 because of the lake breeze!

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Flooding hit the Tri-State hard over the weekend, with the Ohio River rising to its highest levels in two decades
The river stands at 57.2 feet early Monday and is expected to remain above flood stage through early Friday.
High water inundated the East End and California in Cincinnati, Anderson Township in Hamilton County and the village of New Richmond in Clermont County which is under a state of emergency until further notice. No one has been evacuated yet.
Huge amounts of property damage has occurred with backwater flooding also occurring along Ohio River tributaries. 
Major flooding also continues in Ludlow and Bromley in Northern Kentucky, and Lawrenceburg and Aurora in Indiana. 
Hundreds of homes and businesses are flooded as are many low-lying roads near the Ohio river. 
Street flooding worsened along the river in Cincinnati, with the flood waters reaching Third and Culvert Streets. Route 52 is flooded in low areas from Cincinnati to Portsmouth.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Police addressed safety and security concerning next week's St. Patrick's Day Parade at City Hall on Friday.
This year's parade is Tuesday, March 17 at 1:04 p.m. and the Grand Marshal is Daniel M. Corcoran. 
Participants include the Irish Civic Association, McDonald's, Great Lakes Brewing Co. and the Knights of Columbus. 
St Patrick's Day is the RTA's busiest day of the year. An estimated 100,000 customers ride the rapid to downtown events. RTA volunteers will be assisting customers at rail stations, and the RTA recommends customers bring exact change to purchase a $5 All Day Pass at the station. Transit Police will be on hand providing security, with assistance from their K-9 force. 
If you are heading downtown for the parade on Superior Avenue, be sure to leave early. Check the RTA's special webpage and follow the RTA on Twitter for updates. 

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