Storms still a threat through the afternoon

Storm Team 2 (WDTN Photo)
Storm Team 2 (WDTN Photo)

SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) – Communities from Dayton southeastward have an elevated chance to see heavy rain this afternoon after severe storms north triggered tornado warnings for Auglaize County and Shelby County around 11:00 a.m.

There was a radar indicated tornado in the Ft. Loramie area, but no reports of any touchdowns.  Storm Team 2 meteorologist Tara Hastings said winds were gusting as high as 60 mph, but quickly weakened in recent minutes to 30 mph.

Shelly Drinkwine of the Shelby County EMA reported hearing the tornado sirens sound in Sidney.  Her department was checking the county residents and so far there are no reports of any damage.

With so much rain, flooding is also a concern in the area.

“Heavy rain will move in from the west with some strong storms embedded as the system moves through,” said StormTeam 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik. “Our biggest threat today is high winds, hail and flooding.”

The humidity remains high and will continue to feed the unstable air.  Rain will taper off late afternoon and should dry out overnight.

The highs Tuesday will reach 80 with an uptick this weekend into the mid and upper 80s.

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