Monday, November 14, 2011
Strong winds in the area are the cause for a tornado watch in several Northeast Ohio counties tonight. Take a look at the advisory from the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Summit, Medina, Portage, Cuyahoga, Stark, Lorain and other counties until 11 p.m. tonight. Severe thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon and evening as a cold front moves across the area, according to the NWS. Keep an eye out for damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rain and large hail. If you have photos to share from the storm or reports of flooding or damage, email your local editor.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Expect gusts of up to 50 mph hour today. The wind should die down around sunset.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
National Weather Service warns heat index values could be between 100 and 104 Friday
The National Weather Service has issued another excessive heat warning effective from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday across the Midwest. The warning is in effect for all of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois; and most of Kentucky, Michigan, Missourri and Kansas. Heat index values are expected to be between 100 and 104 in the Greater Cleveland area with temperatures in the low- to mid-90s. NWS warns that this prolonged stretch of heat poses a significant risk of heat illnesses. Get the detailed forecast here, check our tips for staying cool and healthy here and, while you're at it, watch this video of kids giving their favorite ways to stay cool.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Severe thunderstorm, flood warnings; tornado watch issued across region
Updated 9:26 p.m. The tornado watch for Cuyahoga County has been extended to 10 p.m. --- Updated 7:18 p.m. A flash flood warning until 11 p.m. has just been added to the list for Cuyahoga County. --- Updated 6:56 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning is now in effect for Cuyahoga County until 7:30 p.m. The flood warning and tornado watch are still in effect. --- A flood warning and a tornado watch has been issued for Cuyahoga County by the National Weather Service. The tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Thunderstorms moving into the area could bring strong winds, hail and very heavy rainfall, the NWS warns. Flooding is likely along poorly drained and low-lying highways, streets and underpasses, according to the NWS. The website warns …
Monday, May 23, 2011
The National Weather Service says to stay inside and move away from windows
UPDATE 9:15 p.m. The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warning, but a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until midnight tonight for 18 counties, including Cuyahoga. --- UPDATE 7:20 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several areas of Cuyahoga County, including Cleveland Heights, until 7:45 tonight. According to the NWS Cleveland website, "This is a dangerous storm. Seek shelter inside now and stay away from windows." The storm could bring hail as large as golf balls and winds of up to 60 mph. There is also a tornado warning in effect for areas of Southwestern Cuyahoga County, Eastern Lorain County and Northern Medina County. ---- Thank goodness the sun came out this…
Friday, May 13, 2011
The National Weather Service warns that heavy storms are expected in the area
The National Weather Service's Cleveland office has issued a flash flood warning for Cleveland Heights, Beachwood, Solon and other areas until 6 tonight. According to its website, strong thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected to hit the area. Lake County was pounded with more than 2 inches of rain, and in one 15-minute period received a downpour that measured three-quarters of an inch. The weather service warns residents to watch out for flash flooding. Patch will update this article as more information becomes available.
Monday, April 25, 2011
National Weather Service issues flood watch, wind advisory
Updated 4:10 p.m. Tuesday The sun is shining now, but the National Weather Service has warned that large hail and high winds could accompany severe thunderstorms expected across the region this afternoon and into tonight. Heavy rain is expected to continue into tonight and, with an already saturated ground, could cause flooding in the area. Cuyahoga County is under a flood watch until late Wednesday night and a wind advisory until 10 tonight. Winds could reach 40 or 45 miles per hour, the NWS warns. This week’s forecast calls for showers and thunderstorms through Thursday, and by Wednesday the NWS predicts up to 3 or 4 inches of rain accumulation, with more in some areas. Temperatures should stay warm this week: highs are in the mid-70s …
Friday, March 4, 2011
Storms expected to drench the already soaked ground this weekend
The ground hasn't had a chance to dry yet, and more storms are on the way. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch until Sunday morning for Cleveland and many areas in Northeast Ohio this weekend, as rain is expected to move through the area tonight and Saturday and drench the already soaked ground. There is a chance of thunderstorms and rainfall up to 2 inches, with higher amounts possible in some areas. The ground is already saturated, so even if there isn't heavy rain, flooding is likely along some already bloated bodies of water, according to the NWS. That has Cleveland Heights residents like Marc Vinson concerned, as he spent the week cleaning the foot of water that flooded his basement and talking to his insurance company…
Monday, February 28, 2011
National Weather Service: Flood warning due to melting snow and rain extended to 9 p.m.
Updated 11:48 a.m. Monday: The National Weather Service has extended a flood warning for Cuyahoga County from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. According to the NWS, lowland flooding has been reported across the area and streams and rivers are high due to the rain – up to 3 inches in some areas – we got overnight. Water pooling on roads has also been reported. There is high water on Lee Road near Cedar, and people reported that there was flooding near Coventry and North Park this morning, although that area is clear now. The Cleveland Heights Police and Public Works departments both said there are currently no major road issues. The NWS recommends that drivers take extra care and look for dips or standing water in the road. Rain has stopped for the…
Friday, February 25, 2011
Winter storm warning continues until 4 p.m.
Updated 12:25 p.m. Friday: The heavy band of snow hitting Cleveland Heights now should slow down by mid afternoon. With snow falling at 1 to 2 inches per hour in some areas between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. and winds gusting at more than 30 miles per hour, the morning commute was slow in most areas. Schools around Cleveland Heights closed, and John Carroll and Case Western Reserve universities canceled classes today. Heights Libraries had delayed opening until 1 p.m., but are now closed for the day. Total snowfall rates will range from 5 to 10 inches today, according to the National Weather Service. Though the snow should taper off by the evening commute, the winds will lower visibility to a quarter mile in some areas. Still, the NWS predicts …