A TORNADO WATCH for all of northern Ohio has been canceled.
A line of strong to severe thunderstorms continues from just south of Lisbon to south of Canton and Mansfield.
Several reports of hail and high winds have been reported as these storms moved south along the lakeshore counties.
Therefore, WKYC has declared a Severe Weather Alert Day for the rest of this evening.
Storms have the potential again to produce very heavy downpours, large hail, high winds and plenty of lightning and thunder.
We are calling a Severe Weather Alert Day to let you know that severe weather is possible. It isn't an official watch or warning from the National Weather Service, but a friendly heads up from us here at Channel 3 to help you plan and prepare. Severe weather isn't guaranteed, mind you, but possible.
We want to help you plan and prepare for the possibility of severe weather, and the earlier we can do that, the more time you will have in advance of the storms.
Severe Weather Alert Days are declared by Channel 3 meteorologists when severe weather is in the forecast. A Severe Weather Alert Day is different from an official watch or warning issued by the National Weather Service.
A severe thunderstorm and/or tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for thunderstorms and/or storms that have a enhanced chance for tornados.
A severe thunderstorm and/or tornado warning means that hazardous weather is imminent and you need to get to a safety spot immediately.
Remember, a severe thunderstorm produces winds in excess of 58 mph and/or has hail 1" or larger. Heavy rain and vivid lightning are also typically present with severe storms.