Severe thunderstorm watch canceled for multiple central Ohio counties, including Franklin County

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A severe thunderstorm watch has been canceled for multiple central Ohio counties, including Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Madison and Union counties.

The National Weather Service issued the severe thunderstorm watch on Sunday for Franklin, Crawford, Delaware, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Union and Logan counties and initially said it was expected to extend from 5:57 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

The cities of Columbus, Delaware and Newark are included in the severe thunderstorm watch, officials said.

Officials say a line of strong thunderstorms will affect southeastern Champaign County in west central Ohio, western Franklin and northwestern Pickaway counties in central Ohio, as well as northeastern Clark County in west central Ohio, Madison and southern Union counties in central Ohio, are under the watch until 7:30 a.m.

A line of strong thunderstorms will affect Huron, Richland, western Medina, Ashland, eastern Morrow, western Wayne, northeastern Crawford, southern Lorain, Holmes and Knox counties, officials said.

At 7:49 a.m., radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Bellevue to near Lexington to near Centerburg. Movement was east at 50 mph and wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible with these storms.

The storms may intensify so be sure to monitor local radio and TV stations for additional information. 

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