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Hazardous weather forecast for Norwalk

• Updated May 14, 2018 at 9:38 AM

At 9:18 today (May 14, 2018), the National Weather Service issued the following special weather statement for Norwalk and the surrounding areas:

A line of strong thunderstorms will affect Huron and Erie counties this morning.

At 917 a.m., radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles northeast of Kelleys Island to near Castalia to near Clyde to near New Riegel. Movement was east at 45 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include Sandusky, Norwalk, Western Vermilion, Bellevue, Willard, New London, Plymouth, Northern Milan, Milan, Wakeman, Castalia, Greenwich, Monroeville, Marblehead, Berlin Heights, North Fairfield, Bloomingville, Sandusky South, Birmingham and Fairview Lanes.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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At 6:17 a.m. today, the National Weather Service issued this hazardous weather outlook is for north central Ohio, northeast Ohio and northwest Ohio.

DAY 1: Today and Tonight.

A large complex of showers and thunderstorms originating over Michigan will move southeast across the area through early this afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall is expected with these thunderstorms. Although the morning timing is not ideal for severe weather, a few strong to severe storms are possible, mainly south of Route 30.

Showers and thunderstorms will return tonight as a warm front lifts north. Training of storms may produce another round of locally heavy rain, mainly north of Route 30. A few strong to severe storms will again be possible overnight.

DAYS 2 THROUGH 7: Tuesday through Sunday.

Convection will continue on and off through the week as a quasi stationary frontal boundary lingers West to East across the forecast area. Localized flooding is possible where thunderstorms persist.

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