Severe weather with damaging wind continues to be a big concern, especially towards late Wednesday evening. Throughout the day we can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms in the region, a few of these storms could be severe but it’s not until about the 10 PM to 2 AM timeframe tomorrow night that I’m expecting the possibility for the worst of the weather. The National Weather Service has us under a moderate risk for severe weather, especially later in the day Wednesday.
Here is a further breakdown of what exactly a “moderate risk means”
It’s not very often that we fall under a moderate risk for storms, maybe 2 to 4 times a year depending on how active it’s been. All evening short-term forecast models continue to show a severe squall line of storms moving through West Central Ohio in between the 10 PM to 2 AM timeframe. Here is a look at the RPM model showing the line of storms moving through at about 11:30 PM.
While we could see some severe weather during the day, it is the 10 PM to 2 AM timeframe I’m most worried about right now. Damaging wind is THE biggest concern followed by the concern for isolated tornadoes. It’s important now to make sure you have a severe weather plan in place! And again, I can’t stress enough how important it is to own a weather radio!
Please note that flooding is a concern too into Thursday morning with 1 to 2 inches possible in some locations where heavier downpours occur. Again, I’ll have all the latest updates tonight! And be sure to watch Brian Schroeder tomorrow morning as well!