Thursday: Thunderstorms late today may produce strong wind gusts

Posted Thursday AM, March 8, 2021

As a weakening frontal boundary lifts northeast through east-central Ohio this afternoon and evening, showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop in the area. Although widespread severe storms are not expected, some of the storms late today may contain strong wind gusts.

Hi-Res FutureCast radar through 1:00 AM Friday

The threat for any severe thunderstorms locally is very low given the lack of sufficient lift and the low level of instability. Still, any thunderstorm later this evening can produce dangerous lightning and strong gusty wind.

Otherwise, the area should remain dry through lunchtime. Clouds will increase through the day and chances for showers and storms will ramp up through the afternoon. Afternoon highs will be in the low 80s locally.

Chances for thunderstorms will decrease after 1:00 AM but scattered showers may linger into the early morning hours of Friday. After a brief period of dry weather Friday morning, odds for showers and thunderstorms will return Friday afternoon. The threat for any strong storms on Friday will again be fairly low in our area due to the weak lift and marginal instability.

I’ll keep you updated throughout the day here on TUSCWeather and Twitter. Be safe out there.



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