Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday

Dry and pleasant weather will continue through Saturday morning across east-central Ohio. However, a cold front will approach the region Saturday afternoon and cross our area late Saturday afternoon. This feature will likely spark a few scattered thunderstorms across the east-central Ohio region late Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.

There is a brief opportunity during the late afternoon and early evening where conditions will be borderline for the development of a strong/severe thunderstorm or two. The Storm Prediction Center has all of east-central Ohio highlighted for a Marginal Risk (1/5) during this period.

Marginal Risk for strong/severe thunderstorms late Saturday afternoon through early Saturday evening. A Marginal Risk means that an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm will be possible in the highlighted area.

This is not a strong front and we’re not expecting a lot of storms with it. However, there is a small chance for a strong storm at all locations throughout the Valley.

The primary threat from Saturday’s storms will be strong wind gusts.

Showers and thunderstorms will quickly exit east of the area Saturday night by around 10:00 PM.

Unfortunately, this system will not bring much rain to the area. While a thunderstorm may produce a pocket or two of brief moderate rainfall, most areas will see less than a quarter of an inch.

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