A Local Look at the High Wind Situation for Sunday

A strengthening storm system will cross the Great Lakes region on Sunday bringing the potential for rain showers to east-central Ohio late in the day today. The storm system will track across the Great Lakes on Sunday and drag a strong cold front across east-central Ohio.

Damaging wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph will be possible on Sunday with this system. A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for all of northeast and east-central Ohio from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM Sunday.

Rain showers will move into east-central Ohio this evening from south to north. Rain may be moderate to heavy at times especially along and south of I-70. Total rainfall from the system should amount to a quarter to a half inch.

Hi-res FutureCast radar through 5:00 AM Sunday:

  • West winds will gradually increase Saturday night as the cold front approaches from the west
  • Wind gusts 40 to 50 MPH will be possible Sunday morning
  • Gusts will have the potential of reaching 60 MPH Sunday afternoon along and behind the cold front
  • Wind gusts will gradually subside but continue to remain strong Sunday evening


  • High winds for an extended period of time
  • Downed trees and power lines
  • Any loose outdoor objects can become projectiles
  • Minor structural damage is possible


  • Secure or bring in ANYTHING that can become airborne in high wind: Trash cans, lawn furniture, lawn ornaments, etc.
  • Scattered power outages are likely. Be prepared for outages lasting several hours.



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