Stormy weather returns to the Miami Valley

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Strong storms which have pounded areas from the northern Great Lakes to Texas will move into the Ohio Valley on Thursday. Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell says you will likely need your umbrella Thursday and into the weekend.

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After a quiet start to the week, stormy weather is expected to return as early as Thursday morning.

Severe storms have pounded areas from the northern Great Lakes to the U.S.-Mexico border the since Tuesday. More than two dozen tornadoes have been reported with at least two fatalities as tornadoes ripped through Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Texas. The storm system responsible for the severe weather is expected to begin to affect the Miami Valley on Thursday, although storms are not expected to be as widespread or as intense as those earlier this week, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

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Here there is a “marginal risk” for severe storms Thursday, with a similar risk likely heading into the weekend, he said.

“A marginal risk means while a severe weather outbreak is not expected, a few thunderstorms will be possible and could approach or briefly reach severe limits,” Elwell said.

A storm is considered severe when it produces winds in excess of 55 mph, at least 1-inch diameter hail or a tornado.

Be sure to pack an umbrella and make sure you have a way to receive automated weather alerts through the WHIO Weather App.

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