Published: Sun, February 26, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

Peninsula under severe thunderstorm watch into evening

Peninsula under severe thunderstorm watch into evening

That warning was canceled as the tornado threat diminished; however, large hail and damaging winds remain likely and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for the area, the weather service said.

Temperatures reached into the high 60s during the day.

There is potential for 60 miles per hour wind gusts and penny-sized hail, forecasters say.

The recent stretch of warm weather in northwest OH is going out with a bang today, as the 71-degree temperature recorded shortly after noon easily surpassed the previous record of 61 set in 2000. The main concerns appear to be lightning and locally heavy rain.

The risk for severe weather will wane significantly after dark as the storms exit the coast and colder air filters into the region. Winds shift northwest and will increase late tonight and tomorrow with some gusts to 30-40mph.

Sunday's high is expected to hit 46 degrees with a low of 33 degrees. Monday is looking dry as well, but less windy and milder.

We've already seen several rounds of thunderstorms this morning, and we've got more on the way later on.

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