UPDATE – (7:00 P.M. ON 2/27/23) – Tornado watches for much of our region have now expired. Many areas are now under moderate wind advisories until approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday.

UPDATE – (4:48 P.M. ON 2/27/23) – A new tornado watch has been issued to the east covering the rest of southern Ohio until 7 pm. This also goes into parts of West Virginia.

Tornado watch until 7:00 p.m. in southeast Ohio.

(WOWK) — The first tornado watch of the day has been issued for parts of Ohio including Scioto County until 6 p.m. Monday February 27.

Tornado watch until 6 p.m.

Remember a watch means that conditions are right for a tornado. A warning would mean it’s time to take action to avoid one.

The Storm Prediction Center shows much of the 13 News area with at least some risk of a tornado. The 2 percent risk area means there is a 2 percent chance of a tornado within 25 miles of your location if you are standing in the green area. It’s a 5 percent chance if you are standing in the brown area.

SPC Tornado Risk for 2/27/23

Also there is a Wind Advisory for gusts up to 40-45 mph until 10 pm for most of the area.

Always have multiple ways to get warnings. One of those ways would be to download and use the StormTracker 13 weather app. You can get it by clicking on the link directly below. Just enable location services and notifications in the STORM ALERTS section and you’ll be immediately notified of storms coming your way. The app is free to all users.