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WEATHER UPDATES: Strong storms return Monday afternoon; flooding remains biggest threat

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Posted at 7:11 AM, Jul 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-12 21:13:02-04

CLEVELAND — We’re kicking off the work week with another round of strong storms this afternoon that will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the area. A warm front will help to trigger numerous showers and storms through this evening.

Power of 5 meteorologist Remeisha Shade gives an update on what to expect this afternoon:

Impacts

The main threat Monday is heavy rain could lead to flooding. Expect more scattered thunderstorms today, some with 1-3" of rain. Strong winds and frequent lightning could lead to some power outages.

Watches and Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for parts of Lorain, Ashland and Medina counties until 10 p.m.

The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon through 10 p.m. for Ashtabula, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Sandusky, Seneca and Summit counties.

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A Flood Advisory has been issued for Cuyahoga and Geauga counties until 11:15 p.m. Monday.

As of 11:20 a.m. radar showed heavy rain, which could cause urban and small stream flooding.

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Locations include Cleveland, Lorain, Elyria, Parma, Lakewood, Euclid, Cleveland Heights, Strongsville, Westlake, North Royalton, North Ridgeville, Solon, Avon Lake, Warrensville Heights, Grafton, Highland Hills,North Olmsted, Garfield Heights, Shaker Heights and Maple Heights.

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