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LIVE BLOG | Tracking severe storms across northern Ohio

We are tracking severe storms moving across the area this evening.
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CLEVELAND — Here is the latest information from Channel 3 that will be updated as needed, so please check back with us often this evening.

10:00 p.m. - The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been allowed to expire at 10 p.m. EDT for NE Ohio. No further severe weather is expected, though some heavier showers are possible as the cold front moves across northern Ohio. 

9:08 p.m. - Not surprisingly, the storms that hit Stark County earlier this evening have caused thousands of power outages. According to FirstEnergy, 4118 customers are without power. 

8:55 p.m. - The tornado warnings have been cancelled, but SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS remain for Trumbull and Mahoning Counties until 9:30 p.m.

8:29 p.m. - TORNADO WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED for southeastern Portage County, western Mahoning County, and Northeastern Stark County until 9:15 p.m.

8:17 p.m. - SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for southern Portage County, western Mahoning County, and eastern Stark Country through 9:00 p.m. tonight. 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail possible.

8:04 p.m. - TORNADO WARNING has been declared for parts of Holmes, Wayne and Stark Counties through 8:30 p.m. Chief Meterologist Betsy Kling was live on Channel 3 as well as WKYC.com and on Facebook Live for the latest on the storm:

7:45 p.m. - SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Holmes & Wayne Counties until 8:30 p.m. Severe storms are moving along a line from near Millersburg to west of Coshocton moving northeast at 60 m.p.h.

7:37 p.m. - SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Coshocton until 8:15 pm. A severe storm was near Danville moving northeast at 50 m.p.h. Expect wind gusts to 60 m.p.h. and quarter-size hail with this storm.

7:30 p.m. - No severe weather has been reported so far across northern Ohio, just periods of heavy rain and frequent lightning.

6:31 p.m. - Our Matt Wintz is tracking high winds in Lorain County near the Grafton area. 

6:25 p.m. - The National Weather Service says Cleveland reached 73 degrees this afternoon, but was still six degrees short of the record of 79 degrees set in 1990.

5:55 p.m. - The first band of showers and thunderstorms are moving across the Cleveland area. This area is not severe at this point. Another, more potent, area of storms are over Indiana and will be moving east with the cold front this evening bringing an on-going threat of severe weather to northern Ohio.

5:22 p.m. - Radar is showing one of area of showers and thunderstorms just west of the Cleveland area. However, more storms will fire behind this line along a cold front that will slice across the area later this evening.

Credit: WKYC
Radar at 5:25 pm on March 14, 2019

5:00 p.m. - A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for the following counties: Ashland, Cuyahoga, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Summit and Wayne until 10 p.m. Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible in the watch area this evening.

4:45 p.m. -  A  WIND ADVISORY is in effect until midnight west of Cleveland and until 5 a.m. for the lakeshore communities east of the Cleveland. Winds expected over 50 m.p.h. tonight.