Windy Friday in the wake of powerful storms

Winter thunderstorms rumble through February 20, 2014. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Several tornado warnings were issued as a powerful line of storms rolled through the Miami Valley Thursday night.

Watches and warnings started triggering as the front slid across the area. Tornado warnings were then issued in Preble, Miami, Montgomery and Champaign counties at the height of the storm.

Dayton Power and Light reported just under 2,000 customers lost power at the height of the storm. Crews are already out working to restore power to affected areas.

The storm packed so much punch that 2 NEWS crew Robert Lowrey and videographer Josh Ames were forced indoors to take cover.

The storm packed heavy rain and wind.  High winds will remain Friday in its wake.  A Wind Advisory is now in effect.

“We had gusts in Thursday night’s storm up to 55 miles per hour at Dayton International Airport,” said Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis. “It will be a windy day Friday too. Winds will be 20 to 30 miles an hour, gusting possibly in excess of 40 miles an hour.”

The high Friday is 42.  Then, back to more winter like temperatures this weekend and into next week.

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