Storms clear in time for final round of the Memorial Tournament

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Strong thunderstorms moved through the state overnight, accompanied by frequent lightning, heavy rain and hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter. 

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday for the southeastern corner of Ohio as a cold front sags southeast and runs into warm, more humid air.

Many counties in central Ohio were under severe thunderstorm warnings between 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. as storms put on quite a light show. There were no reports of damage in the region, likely because storm winds were not overly strong compared to storms that struck the region this past week.

The gauzy sky before the rain arrived this weekend reflected the transport of smoke from wildfires ablaze in western Canada.

Temperatures reached the low 80 Saturday, but get ready for a cool-down, with high only in the low 70s — a refreshing change. Northerly winds behind the front will usher in drier air that will allow the sky to brighten up Sunday afternoon during the final round of the Memorial Tournament.

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