News 5 Chief Meteorologist Mark Johnson spotted a waterspout that came in off Lake Erie and dissipated over the News 5 studios Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a Marine Warning from Vermillion, Ohio to Conneaut, Ohio.
Johnson said that waterspouts form when very cold air travels over warm water, causing a little spin up of air over the lake. Once they reach land, they typically dissipate. He said there could be a few more waterspouts and cold air funnels Tuesday night through the morning.
The NWS warning has been issued until 6:15 p.m.
Waterspouts were spotted around 4:15 p.m., according to the NWS.
Waterspouts can easily overturn boats and create hazardous seas.