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WEATHER UPDATES: Tornado Warnings issued in Northeast Ohio as storms roll through

Storm 10-21-2021
Posted at 11:16 AM, Oct 21, 2021

CLEVELAND — Goodbye to summer weather in October and hello to real fall in October. Thunderstorms are rolling through the area Thursday ahead of the Browns vs. Broncos game at FirstEnergy Stadium.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Tuscarawas County effective until 6 p.m.

Impacted areas include New Philadelphia, Dover, Coshocton, Uhrichsville, Newcomerstown, Dennison, Strasburg, West Lafayette, Sugarcreek, Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas, and Bolivar.

Tornado Warnings issued in Northeast Ohio

A Tornado Warning has been issued for the following counties effective until 6:30 p.m.:

  • Stark
  • Mahoning
  • Trumbull

A Tornado Warning has been issued for the following counties effective until 5:45 p.m.:

  • Summit
  • Geauga
  • Portage

A Tornado Warning has been issued for the following counties effective until 5:15 p.m.

  • Cuyahoga
  • Stark
  • Wayne

The areas impacted include mainly rural areas of south central Cuyahoga and northwestern Summit counties—Peninsula, Richfield, Brecksville, Boston Heights, Walton Hills, Broadview Heights and Valley View—New Franklin, Canal Fulton, North Lawrence, Smithville, Marshallville, Clinton and Portage Lakes.

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Medina County effective until 4:45 p.m.

RELATED: Tornado Warning issued for multiple Northeast Ohio counties

Tornado confirmed

A tornado was confirmed near Rittman Thursday afternoon around 4:46 p.m. around eight miles south of Medina.

RELATED: Tornado observed in Rittman, National Weather Service says

Damage from Thursday's storms were spotted in Wickliffe near state Route 84 near Pine rRdge Country Club.

Pics of the storm destruction was sent in by a viewer, with roof damage and downed tree branches strewn across a lawn.

Wickliffe Storm Damage.jpg
Storm damage near the border of Wickliffe and Willoughby on State Route 84 near the Ridge Country Club.

National Weather Service issues Special Weather Statement

The NWS says a strong thunderstorm will impact portions of Portage, Mahoning and Stark counties.

Doppler radar shows a strong thunderstorm near Alliance, or about 10 miles north of Canton, moving northeast at 40 mph.

With this storm, gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects.

Locations impacted by this include Youngstown, Salem, Boardman, Alliance, Louisville, Campbell, Canfield, Austintown, Struthers, Poland, Deerfield, Ellsworth, North Jackson and Limaville.

The latest update from the Power of 5 Weather Team can be watched in the media player below:

4:10 p.m.

A Tornado Warning has been issued until 5 p.m. for Ashland, Medina and Wayne counties.

1:00 PM

11:30 AM

11:10 AM

The storms should be pulling out by the evening commute. That's good news for the Browns game.

The thunder should be gone by the time fans are tailgating at the Muni Lot.

RELATED: Here's the forecast for Thursday night's Browns game against Denver

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