Tornado watches expire as severe storms fizzle out

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for several Miami Valley counties until 9 pm Friday, however most of the severe weather dissipated throughout the early evening.

Heavy rains moved through the Miami Valley Friday afternoon knocking down trees and knocking out power.

Trees fell near downtown Dayton blocking the entrance to Deeds Park off Webster Street.

The watches were issued around 1:40 pm for Clinton, Greene, Montgomery, Preble and Warren Counties.

Heavy rains moved through the Miami Valley Friday afternoon and left some without power.

Additional showers and thunderstorms will develop and move through during the afternoon. Any of them could contain heavy rain, damaging wind and large hail. There is also a heightened tornado threat in the region.

The Storm Prediction Center has now placed a part of the Miami Valley in a Moderate Risk for severe weather. This means severe thunderstorms are likely, and confidence in a severe weather outbreak with potentially long-lived storms is higher. 

The timing looks best between 1pm and 10pm.

Scattered showers and storms will continue through the overnight hours before tapering off a bit by Saturday morning.

More showers and thunderstorms will develop Saturday afternoon as an area of low pressure moves across the region.

Here are some photos 2 NEWS viewers have sent in.

One viewer in Tipp City caught this pink rainbow Friday morning.

Stay tuned to 2 NEWS and the Storm Team 2 Weather App for updates on Friday’s severe weather chances.

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