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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch several OH counties

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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the following counties, which is in effect until 12 a.m., Monday, November 18:

Adams, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackso, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Richland, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Union, Vinton, Washington, Wayne, Wood, Wyandot

A wind advisory is also in effect until 7 a.m., Monday, November 18.  Thunderstorms with damaging winds will occur early tonight as a strong cold front crosses the area.

The stronger winds will arrive with and behind the cold front.

The front will reach northeast Ohio between 8 and 10 p.m. and northwest pennsylvania around 10 p.m. or shortly after.

Light weight objects should be secured or they may be blown away. A few branches and power lines may be blown down.

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