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Strong winds expected from possible storms


There is a slight risk of severe storms including high winds and possibly hail Friday across the region.

Showers and storms are expected in the morning followed by a break midday and more storms in the afternoon and evening.

“A few storms will have the potential to produce damaging winds and hail. However, I do not anticipate a widespread severe weather threat at this time,” Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek said Thursday evening.

“Thunderstorms will be more numerous tomorrow afternoon, but randomly scattered,” he said. “So not everyone will see rain.”

Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for much of the plains Thursday afternoon and the threat of severe weather is expected to continue and shift eastward today. There is no threat of tornadoes expected in Southwest Ohio.

The greatest threat of severe weather today will stretch from Tulsa, Okla. across Missouri, Illinois and Indiana into Michigan, according to Accuweather.com forecasters.

The temperature today will top out in the mid-80s.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible again on Saturday and Sunday.

A National Weather Service statement issued Thursday said conditions will be favorable over the weekend for strong thunderstorms to develop due to increased instability and wind shear. “There is a chance that some of these storms will be severe with damaging winds the main threat,” the statement said.

Monday is expected to be dry with highs in the lower 70s.


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