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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for all of Northeast Ohio

Wet and windy start to Memorial Day weekend
Posted at 11:43 AM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 19:31:31-04

CLEVELAND — The start of Memorial Day weekend is off to a gloomy start. Thunderstorms are expected to roll through Northeast Ohio Saturday afternoon and continue through the evening.

Storms will move across the area from the northwest to the southeast and could bring damaging winds and some hail.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for multiple counties across the News 5 viewing area until 9 p.m.

The counties include Ashland, Geauga, Richland, Stark, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Portage, Summit, Wayne, Medina and Trumbull.

A tornado warning that was issued for parts of Carroll and Tuscarawas counties expired at 5:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Despite the rain, temperatures are still expected to climb into the mid-80s.

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Click here for the full News 5 Forecast.