West Central Ohio will likely be under the gun for severe weather late in the day on Friday as The National Weather Service has placed most of the region under a slight risk for severe weather thanks to a strong cold front expected to move in late in the day.
As of now forecast models have the front moving into the region late Friday evening with showers and thunderstorms developing out ahead of it.
For now, the timeframe for the strong to severe storms looks to be between about 7 PM and Midnight.
Also very important to note, one of the short-term models (HRRR) is hinting at a complex of thunderstorms developing around sunrise over Northern Illinois.
If this comes to fruition and holds together it could affect West Central Ohio with clouds and possibly showers and thunderstorms during the early afternoon. This would limit daytime heating and potentially take away from the severity of storms later into the overnight hours as the cold front moves through.
Either way, the best chance for severe weather will come late in the day as the strong cold front moves through. High winds and hail are the main threats, but with this front having a lot of upper level wind support, an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. I’ll be watching very closely during the day tomorrow and keep you updated.