There is no question about it: The nation has been captivated by Harvey — one of the most powerful tropical systems to hit the United States in years.
It's been gnawing away at the Gulf Coast for more than 110 hours and continues to chew on Louisiana. The storm has already dumped record rainfall: over 51 inches in Eastern Texas.
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The storm itself has been plowing across the globe for nearly two weeks! Check out the path of Harvey since it took on a name:
And after days of sitting nearly stationary in the Gulf, it's poised to finally make a move across the U.S. and toward Ohio.
Many in Northeast Ohio are wondering: will it hit us? How much rain could we get?
The honest answer: nothing is "for sure" just yet. That said... we are *not* going to get a hurricane. Also, we are *not* going to get 10, 20, 30 inches of rainfall. No need to worry about that!
However, it's possible the Southern part of our state picks up a few inches of rainfall.
Various computer forecast models are indicating that the leftovers will be centered just South of Ohio by Friday night into Saturday.
This will likely bring some bands of heavy rain to the Southern part of the Buckeye State. The strength of those bands is still highly in question.
Further North, into Northeast Ohio, we'll likely wind up with thick clouds from Harvey as soon as Friday. Those clouds may linger through Saturday. It's possible we see a little rain during that time as well. Amounts may be light-perhaps only an inch at best, if we see anything at all.
Overall, the consensus--for now--is for Harvey to head more toward Virginia and Washington DC, as opposed to Cleveland. However, Harvey has been squirrelly at times. It's not out of the question the storm jogs a little more North. If so, portions of Northeast Ohio could pick up some decent rain from this post-tropical system.
As always, our Power of 5 weather team will be tracking this system and giving you updates. Look for fresh forecasts online and on air as we get closer to the holiday weekend.
In the meantime, if you would like to help those in Texas suffering from this devastating storm, here's how you can help: