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Marginal threat of severe weather remains, but flooding is the biggest threat in our area now

Posted at 11:36 AM, Jul 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-11 15:40:09-04

CLEVELAND — The lovely weather has exited the area and rain has returned to Northeast Ohio.

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Flood Warning issued

At about 2:15 p.m., a Flood Warning was issued for Ashland, Medina, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties until 5:15 p.m. Heavy rain continues in the warned area. One to three inches of rain has fallen and there is a line of gusty showers moving east at 30 mph from Akron to Brewster.

Afternoon update

Power of 5 Meteorologist Remeisha Shade was live with a Sunday afternoon update on the weather:

A threat of severe weather remains across parts of Northeast Ohio, mainly southeast of Cleveland down around Akron, Canton and New Philadelphia, according to Shade. A low marginal risk continues for an isolated damaging wind gust near 60 mph and possibly a brief tornado.

News 5 map showing the weather threats for Sunday, July 11, 2021.

The higher threat remains east of the News 5 viewing area over and around Pittsburgh where a new severe thunderstorm watch has been issued until 9 p.m.

Map showing the main threat is mostly east of us, over and around Pittsburgh.

Shade believes the biggest threat for the rest of Sunday will likely end up being a flood threat. One to three inches of rain have already fallen for parts of the area, with more expected. Flood warnings continue for south Summit County, and much of Stark and Wayne counties until 5:15 p.m.

Map showing rainfall from about noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Canton area.

More storms are expected to push from southwest to northeast through this evening, and there's a low chance one or two of the storms could be severe.

Radar map showing storms moving across our area Sunday afternoon.

The main threat appears to be just to our east.

Radar map tracking storms east of our area.

Today's marginal risk is the lowest of five levels, and the severe weather threat is conditional. There is potential, but if the atmosphere does not destabilize enough, severe weather will be unlikely.

1 p.m. update

Isolated strong to severe storms are possible later today, for a small window of time. A marginal risk for severe weather remains over most of the area. However, a slight risk (yellow area) has been added to far SE Ohio and western PA. This means the BEST chance for severe weather is there.

The main threat for today is heavy rain that could lead to flooding. If strong to severe storms do develop - other threats would be damaging gusty winds and a tornado or two.

Noon livestream update

Katie McGraw hosted a weather update livestream at about noon, watch a replay below:

Previous updates

One round of showers with pockets of heavy rain and gusty winds rolled through our area this morning. Some locations picked up 0.50-.75'' of rain, and there is more to come! Rounds of showers and storms are expected through this evening. There is a chance storms could become strong or severe.


The best chance for severe storms will be this afternoon to early evening. It is a small window of time. A warm front is lifting north and is the reason for our severe threat today. Storms will taper off this evening and into tonight, but a few isolated showers/storms will be possible throughout tonight.


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