CLEVELAND (WJW) — Several Northeast Ohio counties are under severe thunderstorm watches and flash flood warnings as storms continue overnight
A flash flood warning is in effect for Ashland, Holmes and Wayne counties until 5:30 a.m.
There was a severe thunderstorm watch for Ashland, Carroll, Coshocton, Crawford, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Ottawa, Portage, Richland, Sandusky, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties until 3 a.m. Tuesday.
The timing of these storms will move through the area through about 5 a.m. These storms (known as a derecho) will pack damaging straight-lined wind gusts (up to 75+ mph, hurricane force gusts). This could lead to damage and power outages overnight.
We are also seeing the threat torrential downpours with these storms, which could lead to overnight flooding.
There is the chance of an isolated tornado with these storms. An even smaller threat, but a threat nonetheless, is large hail, which could also damage some property.
Here is the latest Fox 8 Day Forecast:
Heating up: Temperatures climb above average the week. Potential heat wave in the works along with higher humidity. Hottest day of the week is Wednesday. Heat index climbs to around 100 degrees. It’ll be the first of the year if it happens. Stay tuned.