*Updated 11:30 p.m. Central Time Thursday*
The severe weather threat is steadily decreasing, but not completely done for the rest of Thursday night into Friday. A few stronger thunderstorms capable of wind gusts up to 50 mph and heavy rain will continue to move toward the Great Lakes. We have added a couple of new hour-by-hour graphics below, skip ahead to see those and the severe weather threat for Friday.
Roughly 7 million people were under either a tornado watch or severe thunderstorm watch as of 6:30 p.m. Central Time Thursday.
Remember, when a weather ‘watch’ is issued it means that you should prepare to take action, if needed. However if a weather ‘warning’ is issued, action needs to be taken now!
There have already been tornado warnings issued Thursday, including near Cleveland, Ohio.
TORNADO WARNINGS – Check out this view from Mayfield Heights, OH, of a severe thunderstorm that might have produced a tornado Thursday afternoon. There's another risk for severe weather on Friday across much of Ohio #ohwx @NWSCLE pic.twitter.com/uL2o64XkW0
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) September 20, 2018
The biggest weather hazards from this system were isolated tornadoes, wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour, and lime-sized hailstones.
The timing for the storms will be between now and roughly midnight local time (into Friday morning) as the thunderstorms evolve along a cold front.
Keep an eye on the western and southwestern horizon, as storms will be coming from that direction. Have a backup plan in case you will be outside for a prolonged amount of time. Stay weather aware and ready as these storms roll in.
Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this severe weather situation.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier
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