Slight risk overnight Tuesday for severe weather

Brad Gilbert, Emergency Management Agency director for Wood County, has issued the following advisory:

A storm system moving through the Great Lakes on Tuesday and early Wednesday will bring showers and thunderstorms.  Some of the thunderstorms could be strong to severe with damaging straight-line winds, hail, and an isolated tornado.  The Storm Prediction Center has NW Ohio in the “Slight” risk category for severe weather on Tuesday going into very early Wednesday morning.  We have seen numerous times this severe weather season how thunderstorms develop and intensify either to our west or our east; however on Tuesday, NW Ohio will be in the center of the “Slight” risk category giving us a better chance of seeing strong or severe thunderstorms.  A secondary threat from this storm system could be very heavy rainfall that could cause localized flooding issues.  Although showers and thunderstorms will be possible at any time in the afternoon and evening, forecast models indicate stronger energy in the atmosphere in the evening hours on Tuesday which could lead to stronger or even severe thunderstorms.


Please monitor weather conditions Tuesday afternoon and evening.  EMA will try to provide an update email Tuesday morning.