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Another round of storms developing this morning, bringing heavy rain and damaging winds

Posted at 7:22 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 08:13:22-04

CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio is in for another couple rounds of strong, potentially severe, thunderstorms today.

The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement as strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Madison to near Cleveland, moving east 40 mph.

The best chance for rain Friday morning is along the lakeshore bordering counties. Storms are riding a warm front out of Michigan and over Lake Erie toward Ohio.

Locations impacted include:

  • Cleveland
  • Painesville
  • Willowick
  • Chardon
  • Fairport Harbor
  • Euclid,
  • Mentor
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Solon
  • Willoughby
  • Eastlake
  • Warrensville Heights
  • South Russell
  • Madison
  • Middlefield
  • Perry, Burton
  • Highland Hills
  • Timberlake
  • Chesterland

As that boundary lifts north this afternoon, we'll shift our focus inland.

Moisture from the remnants of Laura will help fuel strong afternoon storms. These could be damaging and move in quickly.

Friday Night Football starts tonight for many schools. Storms should be fading closer to sunset but can't rule out a couple of lightning delays early.

Plan on one more shot at thunderstorms Saturday before we dry things out to finish out the weekend.

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