CLEVELAND, Ohio - The weather system sparking up scattered storms Monday night will continue to impact Northeast Ohio on Tuesday. Rain showers could strengthen enough to produce lightning and some gusty winds, and there's a chance a few could become severe. Tuesday will start cooler in the 60s with very cloudy skies, so morning commuters can leave the sunglasses. A few storms could be in the area for the morning drive in, but chances are highest later on. Scattered storm chances continue into the afternoon, and this is when they could hold enough of a punch to become severe. That means winds would top 58 mph, which is enough to cause property damage, and hail would reach at least an inch in diameter. The good news? We're only under a "marginal risk," according to the Storm Prediction Center. Out of five severe weather categories, marginal is the lowest, but it doesn't mean we won't see any severe storms. Tuesday's severe weather outlook, as of Monday evening. (NOAA/Storm … [Read more...] about Chance of showers, can’t rule out severe storms: Cleveland, Akron Tuesday weather
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a wind advisory across most of northern Ohio through the evening for strong wind gusts up to 50 mph. According to the advisory, gusty west winds will arrive in the wake of a cold front late this morning and continue through the afternoon. Winds will quickly decrease through the evening, says the weather service. Currently, winds are from the southwest at 15 to 25 mph, contributing to our summer-like warm-up. But later today, they will shift from the west and increase to 25 to 30 mph, and that's when the gusts to 50 mph are most likely. The weather service says these conditions can cause hazardous driving for high profile vehicles. Unsecured lighter outdoor objects will be blown around, and there's a chance for scattered tree damage and power outages. The advisory for Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabulua, Medina, Summit, Portage, and Wayne counties starts this afternoon and lasts through 8 p.m. The advisory for the … [Read more...] about Wind advisory in effect for northern Ohio today for gusts up to 50 mph
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The National Weather Service is asking the majority of Ohioans not partake in outdoor burning today. A combination of dry air, breezy winds and warm temperatures are increasing the risk of fast-spreading wildfires, warranting the red flag warning that covers most of the state. The warning was recently upgraded from a fire weather watch. Even on days without this type of weather, Ohio has strict outdoor burning laws. Fire weather watch upgraded to red flag warning for majority of Ohio for increased risk of wildfires Outdoor open burning and prescribed fires are prohibited during the months of March, April, May, October and November, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., even if the fire is contained in a proper burn barrel. Specifications for a proper burn barrel. (Ohio Department of Natural Resources)Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com An open burn refers to debris, brush and trash fires, while a prescribed burn is a curative measure lit under predetermined conditions to "meet … [Read more...] about Ohio burning laws: What you can, and can’t, burn outdoors in wake of red flag wildfire warning
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Dry air and windy conditions are contributing to an increased risk of wildfires today in parts of northwest and north-central Ohio. The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a "red flag warning" to alert locals and fire managers that outdoor burning, or prescribed burns, are not recommended through the evening. It's not your usual warning from the weather service, and they are definitely not common in northern Ohio. Fire weather watch upgraded to red flag warning for majority of Ohio today due to increased risk of wildfires Typically, a fire weather watch is issued first in advance of the weather forecast to contribute to the risk of wildfires, and once the conditions are ongoing, the watch will be upgraded to a red flag warning. They have always been a product of the National Weather Service in Cleveland but we haven't experienced one in about six years. "They are not common," said Karen Oudeman from the weather forecasting office at Cleveland Hopkins … [Read more...] about ‘Red flag warning’ in effect for parts of northern Ohio; what are they, how often are they issued here?
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a fire weather watch for counties in northwest and north-central Ohio Tuesday afternoon through early that evening. A fire weather watch indicates weather that is conducive to spreading wildfires, not that a wildfire is currently ongoing. Typically, that's very dry air and breezy winds. According to the watch, the National Weather Service says humidity levels across the region are expected to drop near 25 percent, and winds are expected to exceed 15 mph. These conditions are without a doubt "favorable for spreading wildfires," says the weather service. Counties included in the watch are as follows: Lucas Wood Ottawa Sandusky Erie Lorain Hancock Seneca Huron Medina Wyandot Crawford Richland Ashland Wayne Marion Morrow Holmes Knox The National Weather Service issues a fire weather watch to get the message out that outdoor burning is not recommended, as any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. … [Read more...] about ‘Fire weather watch’ issued for northwest, north-central Ohio counties Tuesday