The National Weather Service has issued severe weather alerts for multiple counties across the News 5 viewing area. Rain has caused flooding in several areas and flights at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to be delayed.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Summit, Wayne and Stark counties until 8:45 p.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is also in effect for Trumbull and Mahoning counties until 9:30 p.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for the following counties until 11 p.m.
The NWS says scattered wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible. Additionally, isolated hail the size of ping-pong balls as well as frequent lightning are possible.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia until 11 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/oJZkUFyFxt— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) August 13, 2021
A Flood Advisory has been issued for Lorain, Cuyahoga and Lake counties until 11:45 p.m.
Lear Nagle Road in North Ridgeville is covered in water.
In Lakewood, traffic on I-90 WB is at a crawl due to water in the road.
The NWS urges motorists to "turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles."
According to Cleveland Hopkins, arriving and departing flights may be delayed due to the weather.
You can check your flight status, here.
You can contact your airline, here.
Due to inclement weather arriving and departing flights may be delayed. Please check with your airline prior to arriving at the airport for any departures or pick-up.— Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) (@goingplacesCLE) August 14, 2021
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