Widespread heavy rain heading east after thunderstorms roll though Northeast Ohio

Posted at 8:41 AM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 09:34:23-05

CLEVELAND — Widespread rain is expected to hit areas east of Cleveland after a wave of thunderstorms rolled through the area.

Medina and Lorain counties were under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

News 5 photographer Dave Kraska captured lightning as thunderstorms lingered over Cleveland.

Residents in Medina reported hail in their backyards.

The National Weather Service expired the warning. However, pea-sized hail and gusty winds are still likely as thunderstorms continue to move east.

There is a possibility of strong, damaging winds and lightning strikes near Wellington and Lodi.