Another warm and humid day is on tap with highs climbing into the lower 80s this afternoon under partly sunny skies.
For the first time since last summer, we are under a MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER late this afternoon, this evening and overnight.
A FLOOD WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT from 7 p.m. this evening until noon Thursday.
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Strong storms will begin to develop by mid-afternoon and continue to blossom into the evening and overnight. The primary threats with these storms will be damaging winds and flooding rains. The latest models are pumping out between 1.5 and 4 inches of rain by the time these storms move east Thursday afternoon!
Make sure you have a Severe Weather Action Plan to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones, pets included. Know where your "Safe Zone" is within your house. That place is usually an interior room on the lowest floor of your home. Everyone should know how to get there before the dangerous storms strike.
If you live in a Flood Prone Area, make sure a route to higher ground is available and be ready to take action. Flooding kills more Americans each and every year - more than any other weather related event. Most deaths occur when drivers attempt to drive through/across a flooded roadway. DON'T! Remember these four important words: TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.
We'll clear things out Thursday afternoon and Friday and Saturday look fantastic with sunny skies, low humidity and pleasant highs in the mid-70s.
We'll continue to track this developing weather situation and track the severe storms at www.northwestohio.com and on the air Live @ WNWO-TV.
Remain Weather Aware and stay safe out there!