Northern Ohio Weather Alert: Thunderstorms and Heat Indices Near 100°F

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Cleveland, OH – Northern Ohio residents are preparing for a potentially dangerous weather day as a heatwave continues to grip the region, bringing heat indices near 100°F. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning for scattered severe thunderstorms expected to hit the area this afternoon and evening.

According to the NWS Cleveland office, the storms could produce damaging wind gusts and heavy rainfall, exacerbating the already intense heat conditions. The weather service has highlighted the risk for areas including Akron, Canton, Cleveland, and surrounding regions. Residents are advised to stay indoors during peak heat hours and to be vigilant about sudden weather changes.

The heat index forecast shows temperatures soaring into the upper 90s, with potential to feel even hotter due to high humidity. The severe weather outlook map indicates a significant threat level for severe storms throughout the day. Local authorities are urging the public to take precautions, such as staying hydrated, checking on vulnerable populations, and securing outdoor items that could be blown away by strong winds.

This weather pattern is expected to persist through the week, with similar conditions forecasted for Thursday and Friday.

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