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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ISSUED: Gusty winds the primary threat

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UPDATE:

Severe storms have produced damage across parts of Scioto County with trees down in the eastern part of the county. 
Athens County has seen wind gusts up to 45mph, recorded at Bartlett along with rain of .63" in 15 minutes.

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UPDATE:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ISSUED. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 8PM for our region as thunderstorms have rapidly developed. VERY gusty winds are likely with most of these storms along the lines of 40-70mph. Some hail is possible as well along with frequent lightning and heavy rain. More storms will develop south of the watch area and another watch could be issued later on.

This watch includes all of SE Ohio and North Central West Virginia.  Please see the graphic for details.

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ORIGINAL:


This is an ALERT for severe storms that will be likely today through tonight. 

The storms that move through Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia will be capable of producing severe wind gusts and most, if not all of the storms will be likely with this threat today. Winds of 40 to 70 mph will be possible with these storms as they blow through.  Even at 40 mph, that will produce damage to trees and subsequent power lines that are near trees that are not properly trimmed. 

We are expecting multiple rounds of storms according to our high resolution Predictor forecast model.  This would be one round during the midday hours, another during the early evening between 5 to p.m. and another round from 10 to midnight.  Frequent lightning, heavy rain and some hail will be possible with these storms as well.