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Severe Thunderstorm Watch, warnings issued for multiple counties

Posted: 4:11 PM, Aug 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-18 22:51:16-04
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Severe thunderstorm warnings and watches have been issued throughout Northeast Ohio Sunday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the following counties until 6:15 p.m.:

  • Stark
  • Wayne

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the following counties until 7 p.m.:

  • Summit
  • Portage

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the following counties:

  • Ashland
  • Ashtabula
  • Cuyahoga
  • Erie
  • Geauga
  • Holmes
  • Huron
  • Lake
  • Lorain
  • Medina
  • Portage
  • Richland
  • Summit
  • Stark
  • Wayne

The watch is effective until 10 p.m. Sunday.

Here's the difference between a watch and a warning, according to the NWS:

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Be Prepared- Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Stay informed and be ready to act if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued. The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action- Severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. Take shelter in a substantial building. Get out of mobile homes that can blow over in high winds

Power outages

Thousands have been left without power across Northeast Ohio due to strong wind gusts.

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Flooding

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Ashtabula County until 9:45 p.m.

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