Forecast: Severe weather is possible Thursday afternoon; drier weather for holiday weekend

A Flood Watch has been issued for all counties in northeast Ohio until late tonight. Rivers, small streams and creeks are already running high from this week's rainfall. Any additional heavy rain will add to the flooding.

For a complete list of large river Flood Warnings, please see the scrolling alert bar on the weather page.

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9:03 p.m. Update: Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been cancelled for Northern Ohio! Only one storm left in the viewing area now. That is near Tiffin moving northeast toward Norwalk.

8:14 PM UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning for Ashtabula County until 8:30pm. Severe storm will move out of the county by 8:30 pm. Storm will produce gusty winds to 50 mph and large hail.

8:03 PM UPDATE: Strong thunderstorm over Central and Southern Ashtabula County. Storm is moving northeast at 35 mph. Heavy rain and hail can be expected with this storm. Other thunderstorms beginning to develop near Tiffin south to Findlay.

7:33 PM UPDATE: Thunderstorm Warnings have all expired. Isolated storms continue across Cuyahoga, Lake & Geauga Counties. Other storms are approaching Findlay. Severe Thunderstorm WATCH remains in effect until midnight for areas east of Interstate 71.

5:33 PM UPDATE: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EASTERN MEDINA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OHIO
WESTERN SUMMIT COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OHIO
WAYNE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OHIO

* UNTIL 600 PM EDT

5:19 PM UPDATE: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
GEAUGA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OHIO
SOUTHEASTERN LAKE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OHIO

* UNTIL 600 PM EDT

5:03 pm UPDATE: Storm west of Wooster is showing signs of rotation. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN ASHLAND COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL OHIO
NORTHERN KNOX COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL OHIO
SOUTHERN MORROW COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL OHIO
SOUTHEASTERN RICHLAND COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL OHIO
UNTIL 5:45 PM

5:15 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for eastern Medina County, western Summit County and Wayne County until 6 p.m. The storm is capable of producer quarter-size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. It is near Wooster moving northeast at 25 mph. There is another storm near Wadsworth, moving northeast at 25 mph.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Geauga County and southeastern Lake County until 6 p.m. The storm is capable of producer quarter-size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

4:42 pm UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm WARNING for extreme eastern Ashtabula Co. Large hail near Bushnel Corners moving into Erie County, Pa. Hook echo now into Crawford County Pa. Severe weather threat for Ashtabula County will only last until 5pm.

4:36 pm UPDATE: A broken line of thunderstorms now lining up from near Hinkley in Medina Co southwest through Medina, Seville, Wooster to Loudonville. So far, none of the storm are severe. Still, the storm near Seville (MedinaCo) has a hooking appendage on the end. Although tornadoes are not expected this evening, any storm that forms this evening could produce damaging winds and large hail.

4:00 pm UPDATE : Small hook echo developing on a thunderstorm over Ashtabula County at this time. This storm is spinning with perhaps a wall cloud developing on the southern edge of the cell between Rock Creek and Jefferson. Storm is moving northeast at 35 mph. Jefferson, Sheffield, Conneaut are all in the path of this storm.

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms will develop, as low pressure moves into Indiana. In stronger storms, wind gusts exceeding 60 mph and quarter size hail are the primary threats. Storms will continue late this evening as low pressure tracks through Ohio.

Morning showers are possible Friday, followed by cooler temperatures near 70 degrees. Severe weather is not expected Friday.

Here's some good news... The holiday weekend will be warm and mainly dry. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast late Saturday through early Sunday.

Memorial Day will be dry and summer-like with temperatures in the mid 80s.

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