A quick mid-afternoon update for the timing of this evening’s severe storms

Posted 3:07 PM EDT 06/10/2020

Severe thunderstorms are already underway in northwestern Ohio this afternoon. These will continue moving east through the rest of the afternoon and this evening. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued recently for much of western and central Ohio.

A ‘Watch’ will likely be issued for the eastern group of counties by early this evening.

Current hi-res modeling has kept things pretty much on track. The line of storms will continue moving east at a fairly good clip – 40 mph to 50 mph. Storms should move east to west through our area in the 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM timeframe. The image below is a snapshot of what the radar might look like at 7:00 PM:

The threats remain the same – strong wind gusts to 70 mph are possible with this line of storms. A secondary threat is large hail. Isolated tornadoes are possible as well. Some cells in this line are capable of producing heavy rainfall but the speed at which they move through will keep any flooding to a minimum.

The biggest concern will be strong straight-line winds that can bring down trees, branches, and powerlines.

Once the storms roll through our area things will settle down quickly and we should have no severe weather issues to contend with late tonight and Thursday. That hot humid airmass in place today will actually be quite refreshing tomorrow as dew points come down drasically behind the cold front.

Make sure you have a way to receive warnings if any are issued for our area.As always, I’ll have updates here on TuscWeather as well as real-time updates on our Twitter Feed (@tuscwx).

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