CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Strong to severe thunderstorms will be moving into northern Ohio late tonight.
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The peak window for severe weather will be between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for most of northeast Ohio until 3 a.m.
The main threats with tonight’s thunderstorms will be damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall, which may lead to localized flooding.
A few tornadoes cannot be ruled out overnight.
Regarding the large hail possibility, that is really the most impressive threat with these storms.
Tennis ball sized hail may occur as the storms move through.
We don’t often see that type of hail here in the lower Great Lakes.
Given the timing of these thunderstorms, most of us will be sleeping while they occur.
Please have a way to get your warnings while you are sleeping, should we see any issued.
I think it is best to have multiple ways to get your warnings.
You can never go wrong with a tried and true NOAA Weather Radio.
If you do not have a NOAA Weather Radio, give our free 19 News First Alert weather app a try.
It will alert you in the event of severe weather moving into your area.
At the bottom of this article, I have a created a little explainer video to guide you through the process of updating your location settings and your alert notifications on the 19 News First Alert weather app.
In the meantime, here is Tuesday’s 19 First Alert Weather School. Meteorologist Kelly Dobeck makes thunderstorms.
As I mentioned above, our free 19 News First Alert Weather app is also a great way to get your warnings.
You can customize your location in the settings tab so that you only receive alerts for your chosen location.
Storms will exit the region before 5 a.m.
Wednesday will feature slowly decreasing clouds and highs around 60 degrees.
I know that this wet weather is frustrating.
We have all been cooped up for weeks!
Are you wondering when you can get outside and try to get some fresh air?
If you head to my Twitter page, I am posting a daily “best times to get outside” graphic.
Here is today’s most recent update.