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.