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Severe weather moves across Northeast Ohio on Wednesday

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for most of Northeast Ohio
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Posted at 2:27 PM, Jun 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-01 19:42:03-04

CLEVELAND — Most of Northeast Ohio was hit with severe weather on Wednesday.

Additional watches and warnings

Additionally, A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for North Central and Northeast Ohio until 10 p.m. Wednesday. This watch includes Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Wooster and Mansfield.

The watch includes Ashland, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Richland, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties.

A Flood Advisory has been issued for Erie, Lorain, Medina, Summit and Cuyahoga, counties until 8:30 p.m.

Main threats include scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible and large hail of 1 inch in diameter.

Thunderstorms have started to develop across NE Ohio and will continue to increase in coverage and intensity this afternoon. Gradually, storms may consolidate into organizing clusters with increasing potential for damaging wind gusts while spreading southeastward and southward into this evening.

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Impacts

More than 23,000 are without power, according to First Energy.

The largest outages are in Lorain, Cuyahoga and Portage counties.

RELATED: Power Outages

Viewer photos and videos of today's storms

Strongsville
Photo courtesy of Julie Kiste.

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Storm clouds in Strongsville.

Brunswick
Photo courtesy of Mai Lavelle.

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Storm clouds heading over Brunswick.

Massillon
Video courtesy of Karen LeMasters.

Hail in Massillon

Picture courtesy of Adam Lambert

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Lorain
Video courtesy of Lewis Rosa.

Hail in Lorain

Picture courtesy of Richard Perez:

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Remember: A watch means conditions are favorable for severe weather, but not happening yet. Stay weather aware and have a plan for severe weather in case warnings are issued. A warning means damaging storms are imminent or occurring in the warned box. Seek shelter!

This image below is a good analogy for a watch vs. a warning. A watch means you have the ingredients to make cookies (severe storms) but there are no cookies made yet. A warning means those ingredients resulted in baked cookies (severe storms have developed and can cause damage).

The Power of 5 weather team will be monitoring these storms all afternoon and evening. We will keep you updated all day!

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