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Severe weather downs trees in Wayne Co., but provides stunning skies

Posted at 6:11 PM, Jul 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-21 08:35:19-04

CLEVELAND — After a series of thunderstorms that brought severe warnings and several tornado warnings in Northeast Ohio Wednesday evening, the storms have left our area after downing trees and power lines in Wayne County, among other areas of Northeast Ohio. They also provided some stunning skies that our viewers caught on camera.

Robert Chasing, @robsohioweather on Twitter, tweeted video of trees down in Shreve, as a possible tornado moved into Holmesville:

The Wayne County Engineer's Office posted to Facebook at about 10 p.m. Wednesday that roads were closed between SR 226 and SR 83 due to downed trees and power lines. Wayne County Dispatch said they received multiple reports of trees down near Shreve.

The storms also brought views of Mammatus clouds, striking pouch-like protrusions hanging from the undersides of thunderstorm clouds.

Mammatus clouds seen near Wooster Wednesday night.
Mammatus clouds in Akron.

Tornado Warnings were issued for Holmes and Wayne Counties at about 8:54 p.m. after a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Shreve, or 9 miles northwest of Millersburg, moving east at 30 mph. The warnings expired at 9:30 p.m.

A Tornado warning was in effect in Ashland and Richland counties from about 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Viewer Margaret Smith Arnold captured this video of clouds spinning in Mansfield while a tornado warning was in effect in the area.

Raw video of spinning clouds in Mansfield

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were in effect across parts of Northeast Ohio throughout the evening.

The severe weather was largely out of the Northeast Ohio area as of 10 p.m. Wednesday, and Erik Drost captured a stunning image of the aftermath of the storms from Cleveland:

A double rainbow over Cleveland after thunderstorms swept through Northeast Ohio Wednesday evening.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Johnson was tracking the severe weather live on Facebook Wednesday evening - watch him below:

News 5 will continue to report on damage left by the storms Wednesday, and will watch for NWS teams to survey the damage and confirm whether ot not a tornado touched down.

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