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LIVE BLOG: Northeast Ohio braces for possible severe thunderstorms

Heads up!

CLEVELAND — The storms that your 3News weather team have been warning you about are finally here, and we're keeping an eye on conditions.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for several counties in Northeast Ohio, including Erie, Ottawa, and Sandusky counties. This warning remained in effect until 4:30 p.m., but it may not be the last we see tonight.

Heavy rains began to hit around 8 p.m., delaying multiple Friday night high school football games across the area. However, at this time the National Weather Service has yet to issue any more warnings.

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The NWS says that winds of up to 60 miles per hour and penny-sized hail could occur. Our 3News weather team is tracking the incoming storms and will keep you up to date on all the weather-related news you need. 

"It's popping! Watching storms fire up..sun is adding instability. @NWSSPC says a storm watch is 'possible' this afternoon/evening depending on how things develop. @JasonMikellTV and I are on it," 3News Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling tweeted out at 2:20 p.m. 

This is a developing story. Check back with 3News for updates as we receive them throughout the evening and beyond.

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