19 First Alert Weather Day: Severe weather rocks Northeast Ohio, thousands without power

Temps hit 73° in Cleveland at 5 p.m., making Thursday the warmest day since October.

Forecast: Severe weather passes, but storms will linger Friday

UPDATE: Tornado warnings were issued for Holmes, Portage, Stark and Wayne Counties Thursday night as severe weather rocked Northeast Ohio. The tornado warnings have all been canceled, but thousands are now without power in the region. The thunderstorm watch expired at 10 p.m. as the storms move east toward Pennsylvania.

Severe weather knocks down trees, power lines in parts of Northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A strong low pressure system over the central Plains will continue northeast toward the northern Great Lakes by tonight. The low will extend a cold front across the area tonight.

As the low exits into Canada Friday, a residual trough of low pressure will remain over the Great Lakes region through Saturday. High pressure will return from the west on Sunday.

First Alert Weather Day:

Good evening! We are tracking the chance of storms through midnight.

A cold front is moving through this evening, as I mentioned above, and it has brought us an active evening weather-wise. Storms will move east through the evening, exiting northeast Ohio by midnight or 1:00 AM.

Some storms may produce damaging wind in excess of 65 mph. A few tornadoes cannot be ruled out this evening.

Stay tuned to Cleveland 19 News and the Cleveland 19 First Alert weather app for continuing updates through the evening.

The storms will move out by 1:00 AM, giving way to a colder day tomorrow.

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