The above Tornado Watch was just issued for much of central and eastern Ohio and portions of West Virginia. It is valid until 9pm EST. This tornado watch includes the cities of Columbus, Cleveland, Canton-Akron, Zanesville, Parkersburg, Charleston, Huntington and Beckley.
Strong to severe storms are moving up into this region from the Southwest, and additional development will take place across the region during the afternoon hours as well.
Large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are all possible with the activity this afternoon and evening.
If you live across this region, be sure to remain alert this afternoon and evening. Listen to local media or another trusted source for the latest weather information and possible warnings. Take a few moments to review severe weather safety and preparedness tips, that way you're ready to take action when threatening weather approaches your area. This includes identifying the best sheltering option and having a plan in place to get there quickly.
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