Tornado Watch issued, severe storms expected today


A Tornado Warning has been canceled for Union County, Indiana.

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  • Tornado Watch for Auglaize, Butler, Darke, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble Shelby and Wayne, Ind. until 5 p.m.
  • High Wind Warning for Butler, Clinton, Greene and Warren until 8 p.m.

  • Wind Advisory for entire Miami Valley through 11 p.m.
  • Afternoon and evening severe storms

WHAT TO EXPECT: Severe storms and high winds expected Thursday

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TODAY: A Tornado Watch has been issued for counties along and west of I-75 through 5 p.m. ahead of potentially severe storms expected to arrive this afternoon. 

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The storm system has already prompted several tornado warnings south and west of Indianapolis.

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will cross the Miami Valley late this afternoon into the evening. A few storms may produce damaging winds and flooding rain. Also, the threat for tornadoes exist within this line.

The window for severe weather in the Miami Valley will be from 3 to 10 p.m. We are under an Enhanced Risk for severe storms from the Storm Prediction Center. The line of storms should exit pretty quickly around 9 or 10 p.m.  

A Wind Advisory is in effect through 11 p.m. for the entire region with wind gusts between 40-50 mph. possible. 

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“All forms of severe weather will be possible but damaging winds will be the main concern, followed by an isolated tornado threat, and even some larger hail,” Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said. 

We’ll shift to dry weather overnight and winds will relax as well as clouds decrease behind the front.

FRIDAY: A quieter start to the day with temperatures around 40 degrees but temperatures will fall throughout the day. 

Scattered clouds will move in fast during the morning and a weak disturbance will help trigger some light showers into the afternoon.

Expect wind gusts between 20-30 mph. 

Expect wind gusts between 20-30 mph. 

As cold air arrives, light showers in the evening could end as some wet snowflakes or flurries.

SATURDAY: A brief passing flurry is possible during the morning followed by decreasing clouds. A much cooler day with highs around 40 degrees. A light breeze will make it feel colder at times.

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SUNDAY: A quiet start but it will be chilly for St. Patty’s Day. 

Morning temperatures will be in the mid 20s and highs only reach the middle 40s.

Scattered clouds around for the afternoon with a passing light shower or two possible in the afternoon or night.

MONDAY : Temperatures start a little below normal for the week. Some sunshine with highs in the low 40s.

TUESDAY: A mainly sunny and seasonal day with highs in the mid 40s.

2019-03-14 19:30:00

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