Power companies scramble to end blackouts

One of many trees down across wires along Fulton country road D between Country roads 2 and Waterville Swanton Road in Lucas County.

By 8 a.m. Monday, AEP Ohio said it had restored power to more than 245,000 of the 660,000 customers affected by the catastrophic storms that moved through the state Friday and the additional 20,000 outaged by Sunday evening's storm.

Around 6 p.m. last night, a line of new storms moved across Ohio, resulting in 20,000 new outages across the AEP Ohio service territory.

View: Real-time outage map

Meteorologists continue to show the threat of possible thunderstorms through Wednesday. Temperatures are forecasted to remain in the mid 90s throughout this period and through the end of next week.

Approximately 415,000 were without power at 8 a.m. today.