CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — A line of severe storms from Central and Southern Indiana is headed our way Thursday evening.
According to News 5 Chief Meteorologist Mark Johnson, these storms have a history of tornadoes and a tornado watch is already in effect for Southwest Ohio, which may expand northeast as the afternoon progresses. This brings a threat of severe storms and tornado threats.
A Tornado Warning has been issued until 9:15 p.m. for Mahoning, Portage and Stark counties.
Johnson said that as of 4:45 p.m. Thursday, NOAA weather radios are not working for residents in Toledo, Grafton or Akron. Johnson said the NOAA weather transmitters are down in that area, so residents will not receive NOAA storm warnings through their radios. NOAA confirmed the outages, and they are listed here.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. The advisory goes until 10 p.m. Thursday.
Strong southerly winds gusting above 30 miles per hour will push temperatures up to between 65 and 70 degrees this evening.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for some of the News 5 viewing area:
The advisory is in effect from noon Thursday to midnight, with southerly winds between 20-25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
The timing of these thunderstorms is likely to be between 6 to 10 p.m. Much colder air begins to move in again Friday through the weekend with a few lake effect snow showers possible Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will remain below normal this weekend and the first half of next week.
The timing of these thunderstorms is likely to be between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. today and tonight. Colder air will move in again Friday through the weekend with a few lake effect snow showers possible heading into Saturday.
Power outages were reported as a result of the storm in Stark County.
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