Love thunderstorms? Cleveland-area should have more than normal this summer

Love thunderstorms? Cleveland-area should have more than normal this summer
FILE PHOTO: Cleveland should have more thunderstorms this season than others. (Source: Michael Dakota)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The 19 First Alert Weather Team is forecasting above average thunderstorm days for the summer of 2021.

In June, Cleveland averages six thunderstorm days.

Summer Outlook: Predicting more thunderstorms for 2021

This June, the team is forecasting that eight days out of the month will feature thunderstorms.

A severe thunderstorm is thunderstorm that produces 1 inch hail, or larger, in diameter, and/or winds equal to, or in excess of, 58 mph.

A typical July brings six thunderstorm days to Northeast Ohio.

For July 2021, we’re anticipating eight days with thunderstorms.

Finally, an average August offers five thunderstorm days.

This August, we’re expecting seven days with thunderstorms.

Of those 23 days, about half of them will produce strong to severe thunderstorms.

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