The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday for much of the south-central & southern Ohio area.
A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms called a supercell that are capable of producing tornadoes. If severe weather actually does occur, a Tornado Warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning would then be issued.
The Tornado Watch covers Ross, Pike, Pickaway, Fayette, Highland, Clinton, Madison, Hocking, and Scioto counties.
A Flood Warning has also been issued for Hocking and Vinton Counties. The Hocking County Warning runs through 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Vinton's Warning lasting until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.
A Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring in the warned area.
Recent rain is also caused to single lane restrictions and closures in Pickaway, Hocking and Vinton Counties. You can find the full list by visiting our Closings and Delays page HERE.