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Enhanced Severe Weather Risk in the Ohio Valley

24 Feb 2017, 2:23 pm

The Storm Prediction Center has outline an area in the Ohio Valley for an enhanced risk of severe weather into tonight. A slight risk for severe thunderstorms extends from the Great Lakes into the Tennessee Valley. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect from Lower Michigan into Indiana, including Detroit, Flint, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis until 10 p.m.

Isolated tornadoes are possible in the enhanced risk area, which includes Detroit, Cincinnati, and Lexington. Strong wind gusts above 60 mph are the biggest threat into tonight. A few large hailstones may occur with some of the strongest storms.

The line of storms will intensify tonight along a cold front marching through the region. Humidity levels ahead of the front are climbing and energy aloft is strong. Both ingredients will help to fuel severe thunderstorm development. Storms will move from Western Lower Michigan and Indiana this evening into Ohio and Kentucky later tonight.

The low pressure center and cold front will weaken slightly for Saturday and the severe threat is marginal for the afternoon. Areas in the Northeast and Mid Atlantic could see isolated severe cells.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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