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Heat and humidity will fuel strong afternoon storms, bringing possible damaging winds and heavy rains

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Posted at 7:24 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 07:24:33-04

CLEVELAND — A wave of heat and humidity are fueling some afternoon storms that have the potential to be severe. The best chance for a strong storm on Thursday will be after 2 p.m. as a cold front drops in from the north.

While storms are not expected to be widespread, any storm that does pop up could contain damaging winds and heavy rains.

Localized flooding is possible in low-level areas.

A Beach Hazards Statement remains in effect for lakeshore counties until 4 p.m. Thursday.

High winds and wave action will cause rip currents on the lakeshore.

The remnants of Hurricane Laura will slide north into Ohio late Friday and Saturday.

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