MIAMI VALLEY, Ohio (WDTN) — 4:30 PM UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Logan County until 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis is tracking the storms moving east across Ohio and said the severity of those storms has lessened since earlier in the afternoon.
There is a chance of showers later Wednesday night but the big weather headline is the high temperatures Thursday and the heat index warning out of the National Weather Service.
3:20 PM UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning will continue Darke and Shelby counties until 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. Auglaize, Logan and Mercer counties have had their warnings canceled.
The National Weather Service has observed winds of up to 67 mph in that region and urges residents to seek shelter before the storms arrive. Another wind gust of over 54 mph was recorded in Lima.
Weather reports also indicate hail smaller than inch has fallen in parts of the affected region.
2:30 PM UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami and Shelby counties until 8 p.m. Wednesday night.
This is coupled with a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Auglaize and Mercer counties until 3:15 p.m.
The National Weather Service warns of strong winds and heavy rain in areas affected by these storms. Most of potential severe weather is north of I-70, but the bulk of it is focused on Central and Northern Ohio.