The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 9 p.m. for Ottawa, Erie, Sandusky, Seneca and Huron counties.
A watch means that conditions are ripe for a tornado to form.
Residents should expect to see severe thunderstorms develop. There’s a threat of damaging winds and tornadoes.
The threat for severe weather will diminish overnight as the atmosphere stabilizes.
A warm front will lift northeast across the area today and early tonight. A cold front will follow early Friday morning.
There will also be the possibility for strong to severe thunderstorms again on Monday as another warm front and low pressure system moves through.
If you spot a tornado or funnel clouds, send cell phone pictures or video firstname.lastname@example.org
If a tornado is headed your way, seek shelter in a basement or center of a home in a small space such as a closet or bathroom. Stay away from windows and out of mobile homes. If you’re not near any sort of shelter, seek out the lowest spot near you such as a ditch or creekbed.
Stay tuned to www.sanduskyregister.com for up-to-the-minute weather reports and damage reports as bad weather heads your way.