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UPDATES: Afternoon storms bring damaging winds, flooding

Posted at 1:00 PM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 23:11:51-04

CLEVELAND — Showers and storms that moved across the region Wednesday afternoon, with storms primarily south and east, brought gusty winds and large hail, as well as flooding in some areas.

Here is the latest from the News 5 Weather Team.

Power Outages
Belden Village Mall announced power outages and the severe weather has caused the mall to close early.

More than 2,000 customers experienced power outages in Summit County, according to FirstEnergy. Nearly 500 customers in Cuyahoga County and Lake County experienced outages as well.

Warnings and Watches

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for Stark, Mahoning, Geauga, Ashtabula and Portage counties until 8 p.m. This watch does include Canton but does not include Akron or Cleveland.

A Flood Advisory was issued for Stark County until 10 p.m.

Flooding occurred as a result of the heavy rain during the storms. Motorists are urged to avoid flooded roads.

GALLERY: Heavy rain accompanying afternoon storms causes flooding in Stark County

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