Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH, IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM SATURDAY NORth CENTRAL OHIO.

The WATCH INCLUDES CRAWFORD, MORROW AND RICHLAND COUNTIES.

THE WEBSITE WEATHER.COM PREDICTS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS COULD ARRIVE IN THIS PART OF THE STATE AFTER 10 PM.

SOME OF THE STORMS COULD BE SEVERE WITH STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE OF SUFFICIENT STRENGTH SUCH THAT THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT RISK THAT THEY MAY PRODUCE TORNADOES, THEN A TORNADO WATCH (WHICH ALSO AUTOMATICALLY IMPLIES THAT SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE) IS ISSUED.

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