Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Ohio: 15 Million People Affected in Midwest


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Toledo, OH – A severe thunderstorm watch covering over 15 million people has been issued for parts of Ohio, as well as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The watch warns of wind gusts up to 70 mph, frequent lightning, and hail the size of ping pong balls.

According to the National Weather Service, the watch remains in place until 11 a.m. CDT Tuesday. Thunderstorms are currently moving southeast across Lake Michigan and are forecasted to reach southern Michigan between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. EDT.

Residents in the watch area, including Toledo and surrounding regions, should prepare for rapidly changing weather conditions. Authorities advise securing outdoor items and staying indoors during the storm.

This significant weather event could lead to power outages and property damage. Local news and weather stations will provide continuous updates and safety information. Stay alert and follow local advisories for real-time instructions.


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