6:30 p.m. Update: We are no longer under a severe weather threat. The Tornado Watch has ended across the Miami Valley. There are no warnings. Some parts of the Miami Valley did see damage.
The cold front is moving through Columbus right now. Strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to impact eastern Ohio. Wright Patterson Air Force Base recorded a 47 mph wind gust that was not part of a severe thunderstorm. Now that the cold front has passed we will start to see the wind speeds go down overnight. We are no longer under a Wind Advisory.
Overall it will be much calmer tonight. A few showers are still possible behind the low pressure as we head into Monday morning. Temperatures will be much colder. A few snow flurries are possible. Snow is more likely closer to Clevland.
3:00 p.m. Update:
***TORNADO WARNING UNTIL 3:45 PM FOR CHAMPAIGN COUNTY***
*** TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 9 P.M. FOR MONTGOMERY, GREENE, CLARK, CHAMPAIGN, BUTLER, WARREN, CLINTON***A tornado watch is in place until 9.m. The greatest threat for Tornadoes is across south-central Ohio. A warm front has moved through the Miami Valley between 2 and 4 p.m. bringing warmer air into the region. A few storms have developed along this front. A cold front is moving through Indiana now. Strong to severe thunderstorms will develop along the front. The front looks be through the Miami Valley by 6 p.m. Our storm threat will greatly diminish as that happens.
***WIND ADVISORY 10 AM TO 9 PM FOR WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH: MIAMI, MONTGOMERY, LOGAN, CHAMPAIGN, CLARK, GREEN, CLINTON, BUTLER, WARREN ***A potent storm system is marching through the Miami Valley today. After heavy rain and gusty winds this morning, there will be a break in the rain activity mid to late morning. Then we have the opportunity to warm up quickly before the leading edge of the cold front pushes through.
This cold front may spark some severe storms, especially south and east of I-71. Best chances for storms is 1PM to 7 PM. This will also allow for a large spread in temperatures in the Miami Valley. Areas north and west will see highs in the upper 40s to low 50s and areas south and east will reach into the low 70s.
TODAY: Cloudy and windy with heavy rain likely and the chance of storms, a few may be strong. High 68
TONIGHT: Showers and storms ending. Much cooler. Lows near 40
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy and cool. Spotty shower? High 53
Dry weather on Tuesday and another potent storm for Thursday and Friday. Highs rebound back into the 70s.