Menacing storms strike the Miami Valley

Wall Cloud during May 21, 2014 storm. (Photo/National Weather Service)
Wall Cloud during May 21, 2014 storm. (Photo/National Weather Service)

CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Menacing storms rolled through the Miami Valley Wednesday afternoon triggering a tornado warning and thunderstorm warnings across the northern Miami Valley.

The tornado warning issued for Clark County expired at 5:15 p.m.  Sheriff Gene Kelly spoke live on 2 NEWS to report large hail and high wind.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch expired at 9:00 p.m. after thunderstorm warnings began firing as storms were moving through the northern counties around 3:15 p.m.

Large hail and strong winds were the main threat early, but turned to serious flooding once storms moved away.  Hail was as large as two inches in diameter.

Our severe weather threat will end around 8:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m.  The individual thunderstorms will merge into a line of storms and move into the Cincinnati area.

The cold front moves through tonight, and that will set us up for some nice weather for the second half of the week and most of the holiday weekend with a lot of sun and highs in the 70s. Lower 80s are possible on Memorial Day, says Jarosik.

2 NEWS will keep you posted with any watches or warnings, or you can sign up for Text Alerts and get them sent straight to your phone.

As always, you can check Live Doppler 2 HD anytime on online at WDTN.com.

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