Today we had a first for 2014 here in West Central Ohio. The National Weather Service issued their very first tornado warning here in the viewing area of the year. The warning came with an early morning thunderstorm over Shelby and Southern Auglaize County that was exhibiting strong signs of rotation. This storm put down several tree limbs near Fort Loramie, but thankfully didn’t do any other damage and likely did not produce a tornado.
This cluster of thunderstorms eventually grew into a MUCH larger line of severe storms that put down (as of this writing) Three confirmed tornadoes in Northeast Ohio including TWO confirmed tornadoes in Medina County and one in Mahoning County. Here was a look at the line around 2PM Tuesday afternoon.
Furthermore, this line continued to race across Pennsylvania and ultimately towards the New York City area with severe thunderstorm warnings practically along the ENTIRE line, over 400 miles long!
THE GOOD NEWS is that we’ll really calm down for the second half of the week with much calmer and comfortable weather. A big reason for this is thanks to lower dew points that are expected to settle in on Wednesday.
This is a big improvement from our 70 degree plus dew points from Monday!
High pressure will accompany the cooler readings over the next few days keeping conditions calm through the end of the workweek.