Thunderstorms hit hard, next threat Wednesday afternoon


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) -DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Thousands of people in the Miami Valley woke up without power as a result of Tuesday night’s storms.

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Storm damage along Clark Road in Champaign County, May 14, 2014. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)

There are still about 2300 outages in Champaign County as of 10:30 a.m. and Urbana schools, also affected by the outages, were closed for the day.

Dayton Power & Light crews are working to install and restore power to four main poles that were knocked down along Clark Road northeast of Urbana.

A Clark Road homeowner who had a tree fall on his house told 2 NEWS the winds last night were swirling like a tornado. A Champaign county woman said was driving when the storm hit and visibility was reduce to about three feet.

Damage was also reported around Eaton in Preble County, and some residents near Phillipsburg in Montgomery County said they were without power for most of the night.

Wind gusts were as high as 50 mph in the Eaton area when the front came through around 10:00 Wednesday night. Thunderstorm warning for parts of Miami and Montgomery counties expired at 10:30 p.m., but the storms were still moving east affecting Clark and Champaign counties. A thunderstorm warning for those areas expired at 11 p.m.

The next threat of storms is Wednesday afternoon.

“An area of low pressure will move our way along a stalled front, keeping us unsettled through Thursday morning,” says Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik. “We do have the potential for a stronger thunderstorms as we head into out afternoon hours,”

Stay close to Storm Team 2 online and on the air.

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