We had A LOT of rain today here in West Central Ohio, but the severe weather threat has remained well off to our southwest for the day with tornadoes, high wind and hail all being reported in parts of the Midwest.
A look at radar this evening shows a large area of severe weather in Missouri and Southern Illinois moving to the east.
By midnight these storms are expected to form a well-developed squall line that will general be along and south of a warm front.
As this entire system continues to push east, the bulk of the activity is expected to remain south of us here in West Central Ohio. Heavy rain and the potential for severe storms with a damaging wind, hail and isolated tornado threat look as if it will stay just south of West Central Ohio overnight.
While a scattered shower/thunderstorm is possible overnight, it doesn’t look as if we’ll deal with severe weather here through the early morning hours on Friday!
The cold front will continue to approach the region by late morning Friday. A broken line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to develop along this boundary by early afternoon Friday.
Winds will increase ahead of this front here in West Central Ohio during this timeframe. Wind gusts will easily be gusting above 40 mph tomorrow early afternoon and could be higher in any thunderstorms. Because of this we’ll have a slight chance for a strong to severe storm, but the overall threat remains low at this time.
The front will clear West Central Ohio by late afternoon, essentially putting any end to storms here in the region.
We’ll see more rain too as this all passes through, but nothing compared to what we saw earlier Thursday.
Of course we’ll continue to monitor the situation, but as of now, it looks as if we’ll dodge any real threat for severe weather with this system!