DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Breaking Update: 12:25am Severe thunderstorm warnings continue to be issued across the northern Miami Valley as the storm system moves through. Keep a close eye on our Weather Alerts on the homepage. Thunderstorm watch for Montgomery, Butler, Clinton, Greene, Preble and Warren counties until 6:00 am.
The northern Miami Valley is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 2:00 am Thursday. Local counties in north central Ohio include Champaign, Clark, Darke, Miami, Auglaize, Logan, Mercer and Shelby.
This Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been labeled as a particularly dangerous situation this means there is a high probability that damaging winds near 70 and 80 mph. Hail up to two inches in diameter is also likely. An isolated tornado is possible but the main threat will be very strong winds.
"People need to take this seriously, there is a high probability of severe weather tonight," Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis says, "When a warning is issued you need to take action.
Severe weather is possible throughout the Miami Valley late Wednesday night as a line of showers and storms pushes through the area. Much of Wednesday will be dry, warm and humid before the storms.
"We saw some thunderstorms move through up north earlier Wednesday evening," says Davis, "But, we're watching that line form to our north and west that is racing toward the northern Miami Valley right now."
"Our biggest threat from this system is high winds and hail," said Davis. " There's a chance for widespread wind damage with these storms."
At 10:00 pm, our Jackie Sprague was standing by in Mercer County at Grand Lake St. Marys where winds were picking up, but no rain yet.
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