A tornado warning issued for Coshocton County expired at 4 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has been tracking a tornado that has been moving through Hardin County and into Marion County. Reports first came in of a confirmed tornado east of Kenton shortly before 1 p.m. from law enforcement and other public reports. This tornado-producing thunderstorm continued moving eastward, tracking eventually into Marion County.
Reports have continued to show that a tornado was on the ground and debris was flying as the storm moved closer to Marion. Whether this tornado was consistently on the ground or bouncing is still unknown, but it has created a track of more than 10 miles of reports. The National Weather Service continues to monitor this tornado through the early afternoon as it moves north of Marion and south of Crawford County.
NWS will conduct a storm survey later Saturday near Kenton in Hardin County.
QUICK WEATHER FORECAST:
- Today: Scattered storms, high 85
- Tonight: Lingering showers, low 67
- Sunday: Warm sunshine, high 86
- Monday: Rain & rumbles, high 81
- Tuesday: Clearing, cooler, high 77
- Wednesday: Sunny & mild, high 82
Good Saturday morning!
The weekend is starting off relatively calm with clear skies and lots of sunshine. But, as we go through the day, we see our chances for storms and showers pick up. Some of Saturday’s storms could turn severe at times.
Most of Saturday’s stronger weather is based off of a remnant boundary pushing in from the north. Starting in the late afternoon, showers and storms start to develop for areas around I-70 and to our north. Through the evening, storms continue to develop across Central Ohio. Rain eventually pushes southward as we go into Saturday night, but we’re dry across the board for Sunday.
All of Central Ohio is at a 2/5 risk for potential severe weather. When severe storms develop, we could see powerful wind gusts on top of heavy rain and frequent lightning. There is a low end threat of seeing small hail develop inside of stronger storms as well.
Relief is on the way on Sunday with plenty of sunshine. After another round of storms and showers on Monday, we get a nice stretch of clear and calm weather for the week ahead.