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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued for parts of Northeast Ohio Tuesday afternoon

Posted at 2:19 PM, Jun 18, 2024

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for several counties in Northeast Ohio Tuesday afternoon.

The alerts are in effect until 5 p.m. for these counties:

  • Ashtabula
  • Geauga
  • Trumbull

Sixty mph wind and quarter-sized hail are possible. High winds could damage tree limbs and down power lines, leading to outages.
Heavy rain is also causing traffic issues in the area.

Flooding on I-90 East just before the I-490/71 split is causing traffic delays.

Video captured by News 5 reporter Catherine Ross shows a water hazard on the freeway.

Flooding on I-90 East just before the I-490/71 split is causing traffic delays

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Due to the high temperatures and humidity this week, severe thunderstorms are possible every day, likely in the afternoon hours, according to News 5 Meteorologist Phil Sakal.

Many cities across the area have opened cooling centers to help residents without air conditioning beat the heat.

RELATED: It's going to be HOT this week in Northeast Ohio; here's where you can cool off during the heat wave

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