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Tornado watch still in effect for multiple Northeast Ohio counties

A tornado warning was also active for part of Ashtabula County, but has since expired.

CLEVELAND — Heads up, Northeast Ohio! The storms are officially in the area.

A tornado warning was issued for a portion of Ashtabula County including Jefferson, Roaming Shores, and Rock Creek. The twister was spotted just after 4:15 p.m. near Orwell moving east at 25 miles per hour.

The warning expired at 4:45 p.m. but 3News is keeping an eye on the situation, including possible damage to roofs, trees, cars, and windows.

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3News meteorologists Betsy Kling and Matt Wintz gave an update on the situation just a short time ago:

Parts of Northeast Ohio are currently under a Tornado Watch until 10 p.m. Anyone inside of the area is urged to take precautions as heavy storms move in.

COUNTIES UNDER TORNADO WATCH:

  • Ashtabula
  • Carroll
  • Geauga
  • Lake 
  • Portage 
  • Stark
  • Trumbull

Additionally, the National Weather Service of Cleveland issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning lasting until 4:45 p.m.

COUNTIES CURRENTLY UNDER SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING:

  • Ashtabula
  • Trumbull

Those in the affected area could see strong winds (up to 60 miles per hour), penny-sized hail, heavy amounts of rain, and other weather-related issues.

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A Wind Advisory has been issued for the following counties: 

  • Erie
  • Lorain

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the following counties:

  • Cuyahoga 
  • Summit

A Flood Watch is in effect for the following counties:

  • Huron

Stick with us as we continue our weather-related coverage. 

This is a developing story. Check back at wkyc.com as we receive updates.

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