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High wind warning in effect for much of Northeast Ohio: See which counties are impacted

The National Weather Service expects sustained winds of 20-35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 60 mph. 'Widespread' power outages are also a possibility.

CLEVELAND — The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for several Northeast Ohio counties.

The National Weather Service confirms much of the region will be under a high wind warning on Saturday, with sustained winds ranging anywhere from 20-35 miles per hour and gusts as high as 60 mph. The first alert began at 10 a.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. for the following counties:

  • Ashland
  • Ashtabula
  • Carroll 
  • Columbiana 
  • Coshocton
  • Cuyahoga
  • Erie
  • Geauga
  • Holmes
  • Huron
  • Lake
  • Lorain
  • Mahoning
  • Medina
  • Ottawa
  • Portage
  • Richland
  • Sandusky
  • Seneca
  • Stark 
  • Summit
  • Trumbull 
  • Tuscarawas
  • Wayne

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The Olmsted Falls Police Department posted pictures of wind damage on their Facebook page.

3:00pm: Please avoid Bagley between Stearns and Jennings Rd. As you can see the big wind storm has knocked over many...

Posted by Olmsted Township Police on Saturday, March 25, 2023

The wind has already caused hundreds of thousands of power outages. Those outages can be seen HERE.

Residents in the affected areas should particularly avoid going outside in heavily wooded areas and potentially remain in lower levels while indoors while staying away from windows. Drivers should also proceed with caution, especially those in vehicles higher above the ground.

Cities in the direct path of the wind will include Cleveland, Lorain, Mansfield, Mentor, Brunswick, Wooster, Sandusky, Ashland, Ashtabula, Norwalk, and Chardon, among others. For the rest of Northeast Ohio, a wind advisory will also be in place from as early as 10 a.m. Saturday until midnight, with officials predicting gusts of up to 55 mph.

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