COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A pilot student in Delaware County told NBC4’s Kerry Charles what he saw when a line of strong thunderstorms and high winds passed through central Ohio Monday.

Gabe Baker said he went out behind his home to investigate the weather when he saw a cloud formation turn back on itself.

“I’m like, ‘That’s a tornado,’ and that is when the sirens went off,” Baker said.

Baker said he saw what looked like another swirling cloud formation.

“It looked like it was not a full tornado yet, but there might have been a funnel cloud” he said. “I really couldn’t make it out.”

The storms tore through the area north of Columbus, hitting northern Franklin, Delaware, Knox, and Licking counties, placing those areas into tornado warnings that lasted from 5 to 6:30 p.m. before being allowed to expire.

There has been no official confirmation of a tornado touching down in that area.

There is still a chance for thunderstorms Monday evening ahead of a hot, steamy start to the work week.

These are linked to a front that has slowly been heading through Ohio. It will stall out over the area and then move back to the north tonight.

As we lose heat from the day, we will lose instability to keep storms going. As storms clear out this evening and overnight, we will be left with a mostly cloudy sky.