Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for some areas until Saturday night

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for three counties in the News 5 coverage area until late Saturday evening. 

The following counties are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11 p.m.

  • Carroll
  • Coshocton
  • Tuscarawas

The main risk of severe storms across Northeast Ohio shifted south towards the Akron/Canton area earlier in the day.

The following locations have a higher risk for severe weather today between 1 and 5 p.m.

  • The greater Akron/Canton area 
  • Ashland
  • Mansfield
  • New Philadelphia
  • Wooster
  • Youngstown

Those areas are at risk for damaging winds, large 1-inch sized hail, potential flooding and dangerous lightning. There is a risk for downed trees and power lines. Up to 2 inches of rain is possible in some areas.

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