Severe Thunderstorms impact the Miami Valley Wednesday

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MIAMI VALLEY, Ohio (WDTN) –

The risk of severe weather ends in the Miami Valley as thunderstorms track to the east. A few isolated storms are possible this evening, but will not be severe. We are drying out quickly. Temperatures will be cooler tomorrow and less humid. The high will be around 80 degrees.

WATCH: Severe thunderstorm wind gusts were caught on camera.

A pole barn was damaged near Fort Loramie in Shelby County.

Check out the rainbow in Springfield as the storms passed. The photo was taken by Michael Manley.

This is a photo of the storm at Indian Lake by Steven A McCafferty

6:00 PM: 2 inches of rain fell over an hour ending at 4:45 p.m. in Yellow Springs.

5:48 PM: Tornado Warning issued for eastern Clinton County until 6:15 p.m.
Seek shelter in an interior room on the lowest level of the building you are in.
The storm is moving NE at 50 mph

5:22 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Cancelled for Wayne County Indiana.

Barn damage is being reported in Shelby County as well as flattened wheat fields.

5:07 PM: Penny sized hail reported in Shelby County near

62 mph wind gust at the Wapakoneta Airport.

56 mph wind gust reported at the Bellefontaine Airport.

5:04 PM: Numerous branches 4-6 inches are down in Fort Loramie and Wapakoneta.

5:00 PM: Trees and power lines down near Fletcher and Tipp City in Miami County.

4:50 PM: Peak wind gust gust reported so far is 49 mph at the Wright Brothers Airport in southern Montgomery County.

4:27 PM: We are tracking several severe thunderstorms. These storms are developing quickly in air filled with warm tropical moisture. You may notice very low cloud bases. This is not a concern at this time. It just means storms are forming easily.

Right now these storms are capable of knocking tree limbs around and producing power outages. Hail is less than the size of a quarter. All of these storms are developing rapidly. They will intensify as the night goes on. Watch live coverage here: https://www.wdtn.com/2-news-live-stream/

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4:20 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Darke County until 5:15.
Wind gust up to 60 mph and hail the size of a penny are possible.
Seek shelter indoors until the storm has passed.
The storm is moving NE at 35 mph.

4:10 PM:Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Miami County until 4:45.
Wind gust up to 60 mph.
Seek shelter indoors until the storm has passed.
The storm is moving NE at 40 mph.

4:00 PM:Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Montgomery County until 4:30.
Wind gust up to 60 mph and hail the size of a nickle are possible.
Seek shelter indoors until the storm has passed.
The storm is moving NE at 40 mph.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Wayne County until 4:30. Indiana, NW Preble County and Darke County.
Wind gust up to 60 mph are possible.
Seek shelter indoors until the storm has passed.
The storm is moving NE at 35 mph.

2:50 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for the entire Miami Valley region until 10 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Risks include, 75 mph wind gust, hail up to 1.5 inches, and a possible tornado or two.

Mercer, Darke, Preble, Butler, Auglaize, Shelby, Miami, and Montgomery County will see thunderstorms develop quickly between now and 5 p.m. This includes Wayne County, Indiana too. Any storms that develop south of I-70 and east of I-75 will need to be monitored closely. They will quickly track NE.

2:13 PM: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch will be issued over the next hour. The Miami Valley will be in the watch.

Risks include, damaging wind gust, isolated storms with hail, a few tornadoes are possible.

1:48 PM: Live Doppler 2 HD is tracking hail up to 1.7 inches near Greentown, Indiana.

12:05 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued across Indiana until 6 p.m. this evening. Right now the Miami Valley is not included in the watch. We will likely be added to the watch with a risk for severe weather mostly likely between 4 pm and 7 pm.

11:30 AM: Thunderstorms are developing across Indiana. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch will be issued soon for areas just west of the Miami Valley. Mercer and Darke County in Ohio, and Wayne County Indiana will be the first Miami Valley counties to see thunderstorms and may be included in the watch issued soon.

Expect all of the Miami Valley to be included in a watch this afternoon. Storms are developing along a trough just ahead of a surface cold front. We will see thunderstorms possible in the Miami Valley until the cold front moves through the region by 7 p.m. this evening.

FORECAST: Strong winds, storms and showers are expected throughout the Miami Valley. Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Melissa Barrington said that the extreme moisture can be attributed to the tropical air mass from Cristobal which passed due north.

The hot and humid weather happening now will get stormy when a cold front passes through, which gives rise to the possibility for tornadoes and severe weather.

The National Weather Service believes the biggest threat will be the damaging winds and is predicting gusts up to 75 mph.

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11:10 a.m. The National Weather Service is estimating the greatest chance for severe thunderstorms will come around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

5:25 a.m. Severe thunderstorms expected this afternoon and evening. NWS recommends planning ahead in the event of an emergency.


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