Severe storms, damaging wind expected Friday evening

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9:00 p.m. Update: Severe Thunderstorm Watch expired on time. There is no longer a risk of severe weather in the Miami Valley. There may be a few scattered showers overnight. Otherwise we start to dry out for the weekend.

7:30 p.m. Update: Tornado Warning was canceled by the National Weather Service. If you have any reports of damage please share them here.

7:09 p.m. Update: A Tornado Warning has been issued for Clark and Greene County.

6:51 p.m. Update: The warning has been canceled for Montgomery and Preble County. We’ve seen 50 lightning strikes in the last 15 minutes in Montgomery County. Radar is indicating some wind gust around 50 mph near Englewood and Vandalia otherwise heavy rain and lightning remain the biggest concern.

Weather video provided by a viewer in Riverside.

6:26 p.m. Severe T-Storm Warning for Preble and Montgomery County until 7 p.m. The main concern is 60 mph wind gust and nickel sized hail.

5:44 p.m. Update: The line of storms is capable of producing 40 mph wind gusts in Darke, Miami, Shelby, and Logan County over the next 30 minutes. Temperatures will drop into the 60s in the rain-cooled air. Cloud to ground lightning remains the main concern. The line will move through Dayton between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

4:05 p.m. Update: The main line of thunderstorms is beginning to move into Mercer County. Additionally, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Henry and Hancock County in Indiana. This storm is on track to impact Richmond Indiana by 5 p.m. 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail is the main concern.

1:58 p.m. Update: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the Miami Valley until 9 p.m. Friday evening. This watch includes all Miami Valley counties that Storm Team 2 monitors. Remember a watch means the ingredients are present for strong to severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing wind gusts 60 mph or greater, and hail the size of a quarter or greater.

Be prepared to take shelter indoors and away from windows if a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued for your area.

There is a risk of severe weather Friday as storms are expected to develop in the afternoon as a strong cold front moves into the Miami Valley.

Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik said any of the thunderstorms could produce strong wind, hail or an isolated tornado.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue into the evening, so they could impact high school football playoff games. Gradually, the rain will taper off tonight. We expect dry weather as we head into the weekend.

The National Weather Service also said damaging winds and hail are the primary threats.

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