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  • First Alert Day Saturday

    First Alert Day Saturday

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-07-20 23:08:44 GMT

    The hot and humid weather has been building for several days and it is likely this weekend those two will combine to produce heavy thunderstorms.  

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    The hot and humid weather has been building for several days and it is likely this weekend those two will combine to produce heavy thunderstorms.  

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  • Marathon Classic Weather Outlook

    Marathon Classic Weather Outlook

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:06:52 GMT

    It's Marathon Classic week in Toledo and while the weather is starting off mild and dry, storm chances and mugginess will increase by tournament time. 

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    It's Marathon Classic week in Toledo and while the weather is starting off mild and dry, storm chances and mugginess will increase by tournament time. 

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  • Triple-digit heat index ahead!

    Triple-digit heat index ahead!

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-07-19 16:19:34 GMT

    The heat (and humidity) is on. Over the next several days, temperatures will go soaring into the upper 80s with that muggy feel climbing far past comfortable levels.  

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    The heat (and humidity) is on. Over the next several days, temperatures will go soaring into the upper 80s with that muggy feel climbing far past comfortable levels.  

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  • MAJOR FLOODING: Blanchard Rising!

    MAJOR FLOODING: Blanchard Rising!

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:18:19 GMT

    After back to back days of torrential rainfall, the rivers are overflowing at near record levels. Warnings for the Sandusky and Blanchard rivers remain active through tomorrow as river crests are expect by mid-morning Friday. The Blanchard river is continue to rise through the afternoon and tomorrow morning, soaring into Major Flood Stage and remaining there through late Friday. Crests are expected to reach near 17’ by 8 AM Friday morning which would be the 4th highest ...

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    After back to back days of torrential rainfall, the rivers are overflowing at near record levels. Warnings for the Sandusky and Blanchard rivers remain active through tomorrow as river crests are expect by mid-morning Friday. The Blanchard river is continue to rise through the afternoon and tomorrow morning, soaring into Major Flood Stage and remaining there through late Friday. Crests are expected to reach near 17’ by 8 AM Friday morning which would be the 4th highest ...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Torrential Rains Overnight

    FIRST ALERT: Torrential Rains Overnight

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-07-13 00:21:36 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The FIRST ALERT Team is tracking heavy thunderstorms overnight and Thursday morning.

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    The FIRST ALERT Team is tracking heavy thunderstorms overnight and Thursday morning.

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  • First Alert Days issued for Wednesday and Thursday

    First Alert Days issued for Wednesday and Thursday

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 8:48 AM EDT2017-07-12 12:48:13 GMT

    Most of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan has received over 2" of rain so far this week and more is on the way. First Alert Days for the heavy rain are in effect for Wednesday and Thursday.  

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    Most of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan has received over 2" of rain so far this week and more is on the way. First Alert Days for the heavy rain are in effect for Wednesday and Thursday.  

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  • FIRST ALERT DAY: Wednesday and Wednesday Night

    FIRST ALERT DAY: Wednesday and Wednesday Night

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 5:38 AM EDT2017-07-12 09:38:12 GMT

    A FIRST ALERT DAY has been issued for Wednesday and Wednesday night. A very humid setting can be expected with more torrential summer storms possible. The highest risk for severe weather is likely to come after sunset and into Wednesday night. Showers are storms with downpours will be possible first thing Wednesday morning. The Hour-by-Hour is indicating some sunshine Wednesday afternoon. This would drive high temperatures to 90-93 degrees and set the stage for strong storms ...

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    A FIRST ALERT DAY has been issued for Wednesday and Wednesday night. A very humid setting can be expected with more torrential summer storms possible. The highest risk for severe weather is likely to come after sunset and into Wednesday night. Showers are storms with downpours will be possible first thing Wednesday morning. The Hour-by-Hour is indicating some sunshine Wednesday afternoon. This would drive high temperatures to 90-93 degrees and set the stage for strong storms ...

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  • First Alert: Fourth of July 2017

    First Alert: Fourth of July 2017

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-07-04 04:03:50 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Fourth of July 2017 will feature plenty of sunshine and lower humidity. Highs will reach the 80s in most locations as a northeast breeze picks up in the afternoon.

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    Fourth of July 2017 will feature plenty of sunshine and lower humidity. Highs will reach the 80s in most locations as a northeast breeze picks up in the afternoon.

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  • FIRST ALERT Friday: Severe Weather Risk

    FIRST ALERT Friday: Severe Weather Risk

    Friday, June 30 2017 5:34 AM EDT2017-06-30 09:34:31 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The FIRST ALERT Team is monitoring a risk of severe weather Friday.

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    The FIRST ALERT Team is monitoring a risk of severe weather Friday.

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  • End Of June Storms

    End Of June Storms

    Thursday, June 29 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-06-29 13:08:24 GMT

    Warm and humid summer weather is back and it means a returning chance of summertime thunderstorms. Scattered thunderstorms are likely both Thursday and Friday.  

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    Warm and humid summer weather is back and it means a returning chance of summertime thunderstorms. Scattered thunderstorms are likely both Thursday and Friday.  

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  • FIRST ALERT DAYS: Thursday and Friday

    FIRST ALERT DAYS: Thursday and Friday

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-29 01:00:24 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The weather is about to get bumpy Thursday and Friday. ALERT DAYS have been issued for thunderstorms with a risk of severe weather. 

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    The weather is about to get bumpy Thursday and Friday. ALERT DAYS have been issued for thunderstorms with a risk of severe weather. 

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  • Thursday storms produce microburst. But what does that mean?

    Thursday storms produce microburst. But what does that mean?

    Friday, June 23 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-06-23 21:08:52 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    A round of storms hit the area around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night including one that went through Milbury and produced a 74 mile per hour microburst.  But what exactly is a microburst?  

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    A round of storms hit the area around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night including one that went through Milbury and produced a 74 mile per hour microburst.  But what exactly is a microburst?  

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  • Summer Heat Continues!

    Summer Heat Continues!

    Sunday, June 11 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-06-12 03:12:37 GMT

    The return of summer heat has arrives and is expected to last the next few days. Monday and Tuesday will likely be the warmest days left this week.    

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    The return of summer heat has arrives and is expected to last the next few days. Monday and Tuesday will likely be the warmest days left this week.    

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  • This Week in Weather: From Quite Cool to Very Hot!

    This Week in Weather: From Quite Cool to Very Hot!

    Monday, June 5 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-06-06 03:50:21 GMT

    This will be an interesting week in the weather as it will go from quite cool to very hot. 

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    This will be an interesting week in the weather as it will go from quite cool to very hot. 

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  • First Alert Day: Heavy Soaking Rain Wednesday

    First Alert Day: Heavy Soaking Rain Wednesday

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-05-23 19:32:35 GMT

    It has already been a very wet month of May and another storm system is about to bring us even more rainfall. Heavy soaking rain is expected to develop Wednesday and last into early Thursday. 

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    It has already been a very wet month of May and another storm system is about to bring us even more rainfall. Heavy soaking rain is expected to develop Wednesday and last into early Thursday. 

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  • First 2017 Lake Erie Algae Forecast Issued

    Thursday, May 11 2017 7:10 AM EDT2017-05-11 11:10:45 GMT

    The first algae bloom forecast of the year for Lake Erie was issued this week. 

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    The first algae bloom forecast of the year for Lake Erie was issued this week. 

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  • We're more than half way through the rain!

    We're more than half way through the rain!

    Friday, May 5 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-05-05 12:38:28 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    At 9 PM Thursday night we are about halfway through this rainstorm.

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    At 9 PM Thursday night we are about halfway through this rainstorm.

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  • Alert Days: Heavy Rain Thursday and Friday

    Alert Days: Heavy Rain Thursday and Friday

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-05-03 19:21:27 GMT

    Heavy rain is still expected Thursday and Friday to end this week. Rainfall will begin before sunrise Thursday and in some spots, lasts non-stop until Friday evening. 

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    Heavy rain is still expected Thursday and Friday to end this week. Rainfall will begin before sunrise Thursday and in some spots, lasts non-stop until Friday evening. 

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  • FIRST ALERT DAYS: Thursday and Friday

    FIRST ALERT DAYS: Thursday and Friday

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 8:13 AM EDT2017-05-02 12:13:20 GMT

    An extreme storm system is developing for late this week.

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    An extreme storm system is developing for late this week.

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  • Rainy, Breezy, Chilly, Warm Up, Storms all in one weekend!

    Rainy, Breezy, Chilly, Warm Up, Storms all in one weekend!

    Saturday, April 29 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-04-29 18:22:15 GMT

    You can expect very different weather Saturday and Sunday. Saturday:  A northeast breeze will gust as high as 30 mph with scattered rain and highs in the 50s. Saturday night:  Soaking rains, lightning and thunder possible. Sunday:  Your best chance to get outdoors.  Expect a quick warm up with dry weather possible from morning through early-to-mid afternoon.  Keep the FIRST ALERT Weather App handy - there will be a chance of strong thunderstorms develo...

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    You can expect very different weather Saturday and Sunday. Saturday:  A northeast breeze will gust as high as 30 mph with scattered rain and highs in the 50s. Saturday night:  Soaking rains, lightning and thunder possible. Sunday:  Your best chance to get outdoors.  Expect a quick warm up with dry weather possible from morning through early-to-mid afternoon.  Keep the FIRST ALERT Weather App handy - there will be a chance of strong thunderstorms develo...

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  • Unsettled Weather Expected this Weekend

    Unsettled Weather Expected this Weekend

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:48:13 GMT

    Most of Friday will be dry and less windy.

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    Most of Friday will be dry and less windy.

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  • Severe Weather Phobias: When the fear of storms becomes much more

    Severe Weather Phobias: When the fear of storms becomes much more

    Thursday, April 27 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-04-27 21:36:29 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Severe weather can cause fear, tension and anxiety for many people throughout their lives. For most, it is rational. But for some, it’s an overwhelming feeling - a phobia of severe weather.

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    Severe weather can cause fear, tension and anxiety for many people throughout their lives. For most, it is rational. But for some, it’s an overwhelming feeling - a phobia of severe weather.

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  • Warm & windy Thursday with scattered thundershowers

    Warm & windy Thursday with scattered thundershowers

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:50 AM EDT2017-04-27 11:50:21 GMT

    We're tracking a warm and windy Thursday, with a few scattered thundershowers.

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    We're tracking a warm and windy Thursday, with a few scattered thundershowers.

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  • Defender: Meet the newest member of the First Alert Weather team

    Defender: Meet the newest member of the First Alert Weather team

    Meet the newest member of the First Alert Weather Team--Defender!

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    Meet the newest member of the First Alert Weather Team--Defender!

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  • Dry Weather Could Mean Trouble For Allergy Sufferers

    Dry weather could mean trouble for allergy sufferers

    Dry weather could mean trouble for allergy sufferers

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:10:31 GMT

    As we head into the weekend, all of your outdoor plans will be rain-free. Saturday, Sunday, Monday and even Tuesday have a good chance of remaining dry, with a slow warm up to work in early next week.  The downside to this extended dry spell means pollen levels will remain high through the weekend and are likely to become worse as winds pick up just in time for the Glass City Marathon on Sunday.    There is allergy relief in sight. As rain and storm chances ...

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    As we head into the weekend, all of your outdoor plans will be rain-free. Saturday, Sunday, Monday and even Tuesday have a good chance of remaining dry, with a slow warm up to work in early next week.  The downside to this extended dry spell means pollen levels will remain high through the weekend and are likely to become worse as winds pick up just in time for the Glass City Marathon on Sunday.    There is allergy relief in sight. As rain and storm chances ...

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  • FIRST ALERT DAY: Possible strong storms moving into northwest Ohio Thursday

    FIRST ALERT DAY: Possible strong storms moving into northwest Ohio Thursday

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:47 AM EDT2017-04-20 11:47:31 GMT

    The FIRST ALERT Storm Team is preparing for a chance of strong storms Thursday afternoon.  There is a risk of very heavy rains, large hail and wind gusts over 60 mph from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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    The FIRST ALERT Storm Team is preparing for a chance of strong storms Thursday afternoon.  There is a risk of very heavy rains, large hail and wind gusts over 60 mph from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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  • Easter Sunday Rain Chances

    Easter Sunday Rain Chances

    Saturday, April 15 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-04-15 20:36:55 GMT

    You may have heard that your Easter Sunday has quite a few rain chances. This could mean big impacts for early church services, Easter egg hunts and your family cook-out plans. Here’s what you can expect: your Sunday won’t be a full wash out, but at times you’ll see some major rainfall. Download the First Alert Weather App to track the radar through all your Easter plans.  Morning Services: The most widespread rainfall will occur into the early mornings ...

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    You may have heard that your Easter Sunday has quite a few rain chances. This could mean big impacts for early church services, Easter egg hunts and your family cook-out plans. Here’s what you can expect: your Sunday won’t be a full wash out, but at times you’ll see some major rainfall. Download the First Alert Weather App to track the radar through all your Easter plans.  Morning Services: The most widespread rainfall will occur into the early mornings ...

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  • Easter Weekend Warm Up

    Easter Weekend Warm Up

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-04-14 15:33:55 GMT

    Cooler weather will give way to a big warm up just in time for Easter Weekend.

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    Cooler weather will give way to a big warm up just in time for Easter Weekend.

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  • Defender: Your first line of defense in severe weather

    Defender: Your first line of defense in severe weather

    Friday, April 7 2017 7:50 AM EDT2017-04-07 11:50:28 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Spring means warmer weather, longer days, and for the First Alert Weather Team, the anticipation of intense thunderstorms.

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    Spring means warmer weather, longer days, and for the First Alert Weather Team, the anticipation of intense thunderstorms.

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  • Severe Weather Scenarios: Where to go during a tornado

    Severe Weather Scenarios: Where to go during a tornado

    Thursday, April 6 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-04-06 17:49:30 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)

    What should you do if you are on the road during a tornado threat? What about the top floor of an apartment building? Or a mobile home?

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    What should you do if you are on the road during a tornado threat? What about the top floor of an apartment building? Or a mobile home?

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  • Severe Weather Outlook: Sweltering summer heat likely to build this year

    Severe Weather Outlook: Sweltering summer heat likely to build this year

    Thursday, April 6 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-04-06 17:10:30 GMT

    Safety is the focus when severe storms comes to town in the spring and summer. Lightning, flash flooding and tornadoes all pose deadly threats, this and every season. 

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    Safety is the focus when severe storms comes to town in the spring and summer. Lightning, flash flooding and tornadoes all pose deadly threats, this and every season. 

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  • Three tornado myths debunked by storms in our area

    Three tornado myths debunked by storms in our area

    Thursday, April 6 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-04-06 17:06:01 GMT

    Don't be fooled - Here are a few myths or beliefs that have been busted by storms in our area!

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    Don't be fooled - Here are a few myths or beliefs that have been busted by storms in our area!

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  • Here's what you need to keep your family safe during severe weather

    Here's what you need to keep your family safe during severe weather

    Thursday, April 6 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-04-06 16:45:09 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    As we head into severe weather season, now is the time for you and your family to be prepared for what could be quite an active spring and summer. 

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    As we head into severe weather season, now is the time for you and your family to be prepared for what could be quite an active spring and summer. 

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  • What's the most memorable weather event in our area?

    What's the most memorable weather event in our area?

    Thursday, April 6 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-04-06 18:20:12 GMT

    When thinking about the most memorable weather events to hit our area, four big ones come to mind. Do you remember these?

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    When thinking about the most memorable weather events to hit our area, four big ones come to mind. Do you remember these?

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  • FIRST ALERT DAYS: Rain, strong winds and accumulating snow ahead

    FIRST ALERT DAYS: Rain, strong winds and accumulating snow ahead

    Thursday, April 6 2017 7:01 AM EDT2017-04-06 11:01:49 GMT

    An incredible stretch of weather is about to get underway, ending with highs near 80 degrees Sunday afternoon.  

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    An incredible stretch of weather is about to get underway, ending with highs near 80 degrees Sunday afternoon.  

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  • 30 Degrees Colder Saturday?!

    30 Degrees Colder Saturday?!

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:31:43 GMT

    The high temperature Friday afternoon reached 76° at Toledo Express Airport.  Saturday will be very different. Winds early in the day will shift to east/northeast.  This will bring air in across the cold waters of Lake Erie and the Maumee Bay.  Areas of haze and fog will be possible with the best chance of rain holding off until late in the day.  Temperatures will vary greatly across northwest Ohio. Readings south of route 6 may be in the 60s while temper...

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    The high temperature Friday afternoon reached 76° at Toledo Express Airport.  Saturday will be very different. Winds early in the day will shift to east/northeast.  This will bring air in across the cold waters of Lake Erie and the Maumee Bay.  Areas of haze and fog will be possible with the best chance of rain holding off until late in the day.  Temperatures will vary greatly across northwest Ohio. Readings south of route 6 may be in the 60s while temper...

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  • Get a Sneak Peak of Defender

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    Get a Sneak Peak of Defender

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    Get a Sneak Peak of Defender

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  • Big Warm Up Arrives Friday

    Big Warm Up Arrives Friday

    Thursday, March 23 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-03-24 02:31:01 GMT

    Southerly winds will be the key to a big warm up Friday.  South winds will gust to 25 mph as temperatures reach 60 during lunch hour.  Afternoon highs will reach 70-74, the warmest day this month and more than 20 degrees warmer than normal. Rain will become likely over the weekend, though it may hold off until Saturday afternoon.  If you are looking for dry weather to get outdoors this weekend - Saturday morning and midday is your best chance.  Temperatures will t...

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    Southerly winds will be the key to a big warm up Friday.  South winds will gust to 25 mph as temperatures reach 60 during lunch hour.  Afternoon highs will reach 70-74, the warmest day this month and more than 20 degrees warmer than normal. Rain will become likely over the weekend, though it may hold off until Saturday afternoon.  If you are looking for dry weather to get outdoors this weekend - Saturday morning and midday is your best chance.  Temperatures will t...

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  • Winter Weather Set To Return This Week!

    Winter Weather Set To Return This Week!

    Sunday, March 12 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-03-12 22:05:56 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    For snow-lovers, this has been a disappointing winter. But a late season snowfall could make a dent into our less than stellar snowman season.  A system that is set to arrive early Monday morning with light steady snow. 

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    For snow-lovers, this has been a disappointing winter. But a late season snowfall could make a dent into our less than stellar snowman season.  A system that is set to arrive early Monday morning with light steady snow. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Windy Wednesday

    FIRST ALERT: Windy Wednesday

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-03-08 04:49:08 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

       The FIRST ALERT Weather Team is tracking powerful wind gusts Wednesday.  

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       The FIRST ALERT Weather Team is tracking powerful wind gusts Wednesday.  

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  • First Alert: Thunderstorms Expected Overnight

    First Alert: Thunderstorms Expected Overnight

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 1:27 PM EST2017-02-28 18:27:40 GMT

    Spring thunderstorms are going to welcome us into March this year as the month roars in. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop late tonight and into Wednesday morning. 

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    Spring thunderstorms are going to welcome us into March this year as the month roars in. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop late tonight and into Wednesday morning. 

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  • Another Warm & Rainy Pattern This Week

    Another Warm & Rainy Pattern This Week

    Another Warm & Rainy Pattern This Week

    Sunday, February 26 2017 11:26 AM EST2017-02-26 16:26:59 GMT

    The start of next week brings another surge of warmer weather. Monday kicks us off with an above average feel as highs reach near 50 with overcast skies.  As we go into the mid-week a warm front will bring above average highs for Tuesday along with a chance for storms. A few stronger storms are possible to develop through the day. A cold front will move in late Wednesday bringing another day of rain and possible storms. As the front moves through overnight, cool weat...

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    The start of next week brings another surge of warmer weather. Monday kicks us off with an above average feel as highs reach near 50 with overcast skies.  As we go into the mid-week a warm front will bring above average highs for Tuesday along with a chance for storms. A few stronger storms are possible to develop through the day. A cold front will move in late Wednesday bringing another day of rain and possible storms. As the front moves through overnight, cool weat...

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  • Friday Evening Thunderstorms

    Friday Evening Thunderstorms

    Thursday, February 23 2017 4:03 PM EST2017-02-23 21:03:21 GMT

    A powerful late winter storm system is still set to arrive Friday, bringing record warmth and severe weather potential. 

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    A powerful late winter storm system is still set to arrive Friday, bringing record warmth and severe weather potential. 

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  • Friday: Severe Storms Possible

    Friday: Severe Storms Possible

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 8:33 AM EST2017-02-22 13:33:37 GMT

    We continue to track very warm weather for the rest of this work week. By Friday that warm air creates the chance for strong to severe storms to develop. 

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    We continue to track very warm weather for the rest of this work week. By Friday that warm air creates the chance for strong to severe storms to develop. 

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  • Record Warmth & Thunderstorms Ahead This Week

    Record Warmth & Thunderstorms Ahead This Week

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 1:51 PM EST2017-02-21 18:51:14 GMT

    We continue to track very warm February weather this week with several potential records falling. Highs are running 20-30 degrees above average in our warmest February since 2000.

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    We continue to track very warm February weather this week with several potential records falling. Highs are running 20-30 degrees above average in our warmest February since 2000.

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  • February Spring Weekend

    February Spring Weekend

    Monday, February 20 2017 5:37 PM EST2017-02-20 22:37:33 GMT

    This weekend promises to be one of the warmest in recent February memory.  

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    This weekend promises to be one of the warmest in recent February memory.  

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  • Let the Countdown Begin: Spring Is Coming!

    Let the Countdown Begin: Spring Is Coming!

    Let the Countdown Begin: Spring Is Coming!

    Friday, February 10 2017 3:02 PM EST2017-02-10 20:02:51 GMT

    As we slowly move through the last full month of winter, many of us find ourselves dreaming of warmer weather. First things first, spring officially begins at 6:28 AM EST on March 20th. It’s no question as to why many of us look forward to that late March day. The bright colors of newly budding flowers, pulling out your deeply buried warm weather clothes or even, hearing those first rumbles of thunder, are all easy reasons to look forward to spring. Where this season ge...

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    As we slowly move through the last full month of winter, many of us find ourselves dreaming of warmer weather. First things first, spring officially begins at 6:28 AM EST on March 20th. It’s no question as to why many of us look forward to that late March day. The bright colors of newly budding flowers, pulling out your deeply buried warm weather clothes or even, hearing those first rumbles of thunder, are all easy reasons to look forward to spring. Where this season ge...

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  • Super Bowl Sunday: Weather Woes

    Super Bowl Sunday: Weather Woes

    Super Bowl Sunday: Weather Woes

    Friday, February 3 2017 6:02 PM EST2017-02-03 23:02:39 GMT

    Here at home we are expecting a pretty mild forecast for your travel, or leisurely Super Bowl plans.

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    Here at home we are expecting a pretty mild forecast for your travel, or leisurely Super Bowl plans.

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  • Winter Weather Returns

    Winter Weather Returns

    Winter Weather Returns

    Friday, January 27 2017 8:51 AM EST2017-01-27 13:51:48 GMT

    For January being our coldest month of the year (on average), we’ve had quite a long stretch of mild weather. Over the past ten days, we have remained above freezing with a feel more like that of early spring. I hope you found the time to enjoy it, because this weekend brings an end to the unseasonable warmth.    We can expect highs to reach just near freezing with lows into the 20s. When the cooler air arrives you will likely find yourself really feeling the chill, ...

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    For January being our coldest month of the year (on average), we’ve had quite a long stretch of mild weather. Over the past ten days, we have remained above freezing with a feel more like that of early spring. I hope you found the time to enjoy it, because this weekend brings an end to the unseasonable warmth.    We can expect highs to reach just near freezing with lows into the 20s. When the cooler air arrives you will likely find yourself really feeling the chill, ...

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  • Rainfall Record in Reach

    Rainfall Record in Reach

    Rainfall Record in Reach

    Thursday, January 19 2017 8:59 PM EST2017-01-20 01:59:06 GMT

    January has brought above average temperatures and many rainy days.

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    January has brought above average temperatures and many rainy days.

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  • Sunday Night Weather Hangout

    Sunday Night Weather Hangout

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 4:04 PM EST2017-01-18 21:04:12 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Sunday Evenings at 8pm Meteorologist Ryan Wichman hosts his 'Sunday Night Weather Hangouts'. 

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    Sunday Evenings at 8pm Meteorologist Ryan Wichman hosts his 'Sunday Night Weather Hangouts'. 

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  • A Gusty New Year’s Eve

    A Gusty New Year’s Eve

    A Gusty New Year’s Eve

    Saturday, December 31 2016 12:46 PM EST2016-12-31 17:46:58 GMT

    2016 will leave in a rush as powerful wind gusts reach easily above 30 mph by lunch time.

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    2016 will leave in a rush as powerful wind gusts reach easily above 30 mph by lunch time.

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  • Holiday Travel Forecast

    Holiday Travel Forecast

    Thursday, December 22 2016 6:41 AM EST2016-12-22 11:41:02 GMT

    The holiday weekend is shaping up to a mild one with highs into the 40's each day. 

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    The holiday weekend is shaping up to a mild one with highs into the 40's each day. 

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  • Sunday Storm: Winter roars into the weekend!

    Sunday Storm: Winter roars into the weekend!

    Sunday, December 11 2016 9:09 AM EST2016-12-11 14:09:44 GMT

    Winter will roar into the weekend! And we're giving you the First Alert to our first major winter storm of the season.

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    Winter will roar into the weekend! And we're giving you the First Alert to our first major winter storm of the season.

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  • Winter cold, snow arrives with four First Alert Days ahead!

    Winter cold, snow arrives with four First Alert Days ahead!

    Thursday, December 8 2016 8:27 AM EST2016-12-08 13:27:40 GMT

    It looks like winter this year is not going to politely knock on the front door and ask to come in...it is knocking down the door and bringing the cold air with it!  We are tracking 4 First Alert Days in our 7-day forecast. Let's break down where and how each one will impact you.  

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    It looks like winter this year is not going to politely knock on the front door and ask to come in...it is knocking down the door and bringing the cold air with it!  We are tracking 4 First Alert Days in our 7-day forecast. Let's break down where and how each one will impact you.  

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  • Thanksgiving Day Outlook

    Thanksgiving Day Outlook

    Wednesday, November 23 2016 10:42 AM EST2016-11-23 15:42:10 GMT

    Following a messy weather day of Travel on Wednesday, our Thanksgiving Day forecast is mostly dry and mild.  

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    Following a messy weather day of Travel on Wednesday, our Thanksgiving Day forecast is mostly dry and mild.  

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  • Winter Weather Outlook: How La Niña will impact this season

    Winter Weather Outlook: How La Niña will impact this season

    Monday, November 21 2016 9:22 PM EST2016-11-22 02:22:29 GMT

    La Niña is the exact opposite of El Niño. It pushes the Jet Stream across North America to increase storms in the Midwest and more often than not will lead to dramatic temperature swings.

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    La Niña is the exact opposite of El Niño. It pushes the Jet Stream across North America to increase storms in the Midwest and more often than not will lead to dramatic temperature swings.

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  • Frost/Beaver Supermoon

    Frost/Beaver Supermoon

    Saturday, November 12 2016 11:02 AM EST2016-11-12 16:02:22 GMT

    2016 will end with a bang, well at least a bright light. This year will end with three grand Supermoons. One has already come and gone on October 16th with the Hunter’s Supermoon filling the skies with its large diameter and bright night light. But don’t worry you won’t have to wait too long for your next chance, because the next mesmerizing moon is just around the corner.   At 8:52 AM Eastern Standard Time on Monday November 14th, the Frost or Beaver Supe...

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    2016 will end with a bang, well at least a bright light. This year will end with three grand Supermoons. One has already come and gone on October 16th with the Hunter’s Supermoon filling the skies with its large diameter and bright night light. But don’t worry you won’t have to wait too long for your next chance, because the next mesmerizing moon is just around the corner.   At 8:52 AM Eastern Standard Time on Monday November 14th, the Frost or Beaver Supe...

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  • Game 2: World Series Forecast

    Game 2: World Series Forecast

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 9:03 AM EDT2016-10-26 13:03:44 GMT

    After taking a 1-0 lead in the world series, the Cleveland Indians are back home to take on the Cubs in game 2 tonight! Tonight's game has been moved up one-hour in anticipation of rain tonight. MLB is hoping to avoid rain which could arrive as early as 11 p.m.-midnight tonight. 

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    After taking a 1-0 lead in the world series, the Cleveland Indians are back home to take on the Cubs in game 2 tonight! Tonight's game has been moved up one-hour in anticipation of rain tonight. MLB is hoping to avoid rain which could arrive as early as 11 p.m.-midnight tonight. 

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  • Fall Foliage Forecast

    Fall Foliage Forecast: Where to find the best colors of the season

    Fall Foliage Forecast: Where to find the best colors of the season

    Thursday, October 20 2016 1:59 PM EDT2016-10-20 17:59:41 GMT

    As we fall into the full swing of Autumn, we're beginning to see the changing of leaves throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

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    As we fall into the full swing of Autumn, we're beginning to see the changing of leaves throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

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  • Possible Friday Morning Frost

    Thursday, October 13 2016 11:14 AM EDT2016-10-13 15:14:18 GMT

    Fall has returned to the Glass City, and it's bringing some brisk temperatures.            As skies clear out overnight and into Friday morning, lows will dip into the mid 30s and bring chances for patchy frost especially to our northern counties. The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for many of our counties from 4 AM - 8 AM Friday morning.                      W...

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    Fall has returned to the Glass City, and it's bringing some brisk temperatures.            As skies clear out overnight and into Friday morning, lows will dip into the mid 30s and bring chances for patchy frost especially to our northern counties. The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for many of our counties from 4 AM - 8 AM Friday morning.                      W...

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  • Race For The Cure Weekend Outlook

    Race For The Cure Weekend Outlook

    Saturday, September 24 2016 10:37 AM EDT2016-09-24 14:37:46 GMT

    With the Findlay Race for the Cure under our belts, it's time to look to Toledo!

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    With the Findlay Race for the Cure under our belts, it's time to look to Toledo!

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  • Last Week Of Summer

    Last Week Of Summer

    Monday, September 19 2016 7:44 AM EDT2016-09-19 11:44:33 GMT

    It's hard to believe, but the last few days of summer are here. The mild weather will last into the beginning of autumn. 

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    It's hard to believe, but the last few days of summer are here. The mild weather will last into the beginning of autumn. 

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  • Heavy Rain in the Weekend Forecast

    Heavy Rain in the Weekend Forecast

    Heavy Rain in the Weekend Forecast

    Friday, September 9 2016 2:14 PM EDT2016-09-09 18:14:13 GMT

    As you head into the weekend filled with football games and outdoor events, here is what you need to know to avoid getting caught in the rain.  

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    As you head into the weekend filled with football games and outdoor events, here is what you need to know to avoid getting caught in the rain.  

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  • First Alert Days: Heavy Weekend Rain Possible

    First Alert Days: Heavy Weekend Rain Possible

    Thursday, September 8 2016 8:34 AM EDT2016-09-08 12:34:26 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Scattered showers are expected throughout the day Thursday, but heavier rain may be coming this weekend. We expect rain to begin near the end of Big Board Friday football games. 

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    Scattered showers are expected throughout the day Thursday, but heavier rain may be coming this weekend. We expect rain to begin near the end of Big Board Friday football games. 

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  • First Alert Days Ahead

    First Alert Days Ahead

    Wednesday, September 7 2016 9:04 AM EDT2016-09-07 13:04:14 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    September is typically a very quiet month weather-wise, but this week has three Alert Days to pay attention to - Wednesday, Friday night and Saturday.  

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    September is typically a very quiet month weather-wise, but this week has three Alert Days to pay attention to - Wednesday, Friday night and Saturday.  

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  • Track the Tropics with your First Alert Weather App

    Track the Tropics with your First Alert Weather App

    Track the Tropics with your First Alert Weather App

    Thursday, September 1 2016 11:02 AM EDT2016-09-01 15:02:22 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The world of weather is busy this week with multiple tropical disturbances surrounding the country. 

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    The world of weather is busy this week with multiple tropical disturbances surrounding the country. 

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  • Tornadoes touch down in NW Ohio - August 24, 2016

    Tornadoes touch down in NW Ohio - August 24, 2016

    Thursday, August 25 2016 7:56 AM EDT2016-08-25 11:56:22 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    There had not been a tornado in Northwest Ohio since November 17, 2013. On Wednesday, August 24th two thunderstorms produced reports of at least 20 tornadoes - in one day!

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    There had not been a tornado in Northwest Ohio since November 17, 2013. On Wednesday, August 24th two thunderstorms produced reports of at least 20 tornadoes - in one day!

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  • From one extreme to the other? Rainfall is likely by the weekend.

    From one extreme to the other? Rainfall is likely by the weekend.

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 9:52 PM EDT2016-08-10 01:52:36 GMT
    A heat wave is underway that will last through the work week.  The high at Toledo Express Airport reached 90 degrees and three more 90 degree days are likely Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. FIRST ALERT DAYS have been issued for Friday and Saturday.  The jet stream may fall into a perfect position to bring showers and thunderstorms to northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.  If it all falls together just right repeated heavy downpours may lead to a real soaking across th...More >>
    A heat wave is underway that will last through the work week.  The high at Toledo Express Airport reached 90 degrees and three more 90 degree days are likely Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. FIRST ALERT DAYS have been issued for Friday and Saturday.  The jet stream may fall into a perfect position to bring showers and thunderstorms to northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.  If it all falls together just right repeated heavy downpours may lead to a real soaking across th...More >>
  • Plan your Friday with the First Alert Weather Team!

    Plan your Friday with the First Alert Weather Team!

    Friday, August 5 2016 11:44 AM EDT2016-08-05 15:44:34 GMT

    Morning sunshine will warm temperatures into the middle 80s by the noon hour. A chance of showers and storms can be expected during the afternoon.

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    Morning sunshine will warm temperatures into the middle 80s by the noon hour. A chance of showers and storms can be expected during the afternoon.

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  • Hurricane Newton impacts local forecast later this week

    Hurricane Newton impacts local forecast later this week

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 8:03 AM EDT2016-09-06 12:03:00 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The focus of the weather world last week was on Hurricane Hermine. This week it's Hurricane Newton impacting Mexico right now but likely will spread flooding into the US the next few days. 

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    The focus of the weather world last week was on Hurricane Hermine. This week it's Hurricane Newton impacting Mexico right now but likely will spread flooding into the US the next few days. 

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  • Look At The Busy Tropics

    Look At The Busy Tropics

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 10:02 AM EDT2016-08-31 14:02:53 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    At least 5 storms in the tropics are keeping the First Alert Weather Center busy today!  

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    At least 5 storms in the tropics are keeping the First Alert Weather Center busy today!  

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  • Labor Day Weekend Outlook

    Labor Day Weekend Outlook

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 11:56 AM EDT2016-08-30 15:56:54 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    It's hard to believe that September is already here, but that means Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching!  

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    It's hard to believe that September is already here, but that means Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching!  

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  • What A Week: Funnel Clouds and Tornadoes

    What A Week: Funnel Clouds and Tornadoes

    Monday, August 29 2016 9:23 AM EDT2016-08-29 13:23:31 GMT

    Before this week it had been over 33 months since the last tornado touched down in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  

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    Before this week it had been over 33 months since the last tornado touched down in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  

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  • Rain Where It's Needed

    Rain Where It's Needed

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 6:58 PM EDT2016-08-16 22:58:54 GMT

    For the first time in several years, part of our area went into officially classified 'severe drought' conditions this past week.  

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    For the first time in several years, part of our area went into officially classified 'severe drought' conditions this past week.  

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  • Alert Days: Monday and Tuesday

    Alert Days: Monday and Tuesday

    Sunday, August 14 2016 9:22 PM EDT2016-08-15 01:22:37 GMT

    Another dose of heavy downpours is likely early this week. Rain totals will be over 2" in some locations by the time rain ends on Tuesday.  

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    Another dose of heavy downpours is likely early this week. Rain totals will be over 2" in some locations by the time rain ends on Tuesday.  

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  • Rain Chances Increasing

    Rain Chances Increasing

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 1:25 PM EDT2016-08-10 17:25:46 GMT

    Not many, but a few of us saw some rainfall Tuesday night. Many more will have some heavy downpours over the next few days. 

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    Not many, but a few of us saw some rainfall Tuesday night. Many more will have some heavy downpours over the next few days. 

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  • Muggy Weather Is Back

    Muggy Weather Is Back

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 8:13 AM EDT2016-08-09 12:13:15 GMT

    You could probably already tell a difference outside today. The humid air is back and here to stay the rest of the week. 

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    You could probably already tell a difference outside today. The humid air is back and here to stay the rest of the week. 

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  • Which summer was drier? This summer or 1988

    Which summer was drier? This summer or 1988

    Sunday, August 7 2016 8:45 PM EDT2016-08-08 00:45:46 GMT

    In a recent blog post a comparison was made, stating this has been the driest summer so far since 1988. But how does this summer truly compare? 

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    In a recent blog post a comparison was made, stating this has been the driest summer so far since 1988. But how does this summer truly compare? 

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  • Muggy Air Returns This Week

    Muggy Air Returns This Week

    Sunday, August 7 2016 7:33 PM EDT2016-08-07 23:33:51 GMT

    For the first time this month the humid, heavy feeling in the air has been replaced with cooler and more crisp summer weather. 

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    For the first time this month the humid, heavy feeling in the air has been replaced with cooler and more crisp summer weather. 

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  • Summer Drought Continues

    Summer Drought Continues

    Sunday, August 7 2016 7:33 PM EDT2016-08-07 23:33:20 GMT

    This summer has been very dry for many of us. In fact, this is the driest summer so far since 1988.  

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    This summer has been very dry for many of us. In fact, this is the driest summer so far since 1988.  

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  • Hurricane Hunters Heading Out

    Hurricane Hunters Heading Out

    Friday, August 5 2016 11:44 AM EDT2016-08-05 15:44:21 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The hurricane hunters are heading back to Tropical Storm Earl this morning. 

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    The hurricane hunters are heading back to Tropical Storm Earl this morning. 

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  • Tuesday Wood County Fair Forecast

    Tuesday Wood County Fair Forecast

    Friday, August 5 2016 11:44 AM EDT2016-08-05 15:44:14 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The Wood and Monroe County Fairs are now well underway. If you're heading out for some fried food goodness, you're in for a treat of a forecast too. 

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    The Wood and Monroe County Fairs are now well underway. If you're heading out for some fried food goodness, you're in for a treat of a forecast too. 

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  • Rain Lacking In July

    Rain Lacking In July

    Friday, August 5 2016 11:44 AM EDT2016-08-05 15:44:27 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    For us in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan this has been a very dry summer.

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    For us in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan this has been a very dry summer.

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  • Special Report: How our weather technology can save your life

    How our weather technology can save your life

    April 3rd, 1974. Known as the ‘Super Outbreak'.  148 tornadoes in total, as many as 15 on the ground at the same time with combined paths totaling over 2500 miles. All were a record at the time with 8More >>
    3-D technology now lets us analyze storms in a way that was pure science fiction during the 70's.
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  • First Alert Weather Day explained

    First Alert Weather Day explained

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 4:19 PM EDT2016-06-21 20:19:54 GMT

    The WTOL First Alert Weather Team will issue “First Alert Days” when we expect disruptive or inconvenient weather. A First Alert Day may be issued for any of the following conditions: extreme heat or cold, strong winds, heavy rain or snow, ice accumulation, dense fog, risk of severe storms and tornadoes. During the summer season First Alert Days will be issued more commonly for the risk of thunderstorms, extreme heat, fog or flooding. During the winter weather season the...

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    The WTOL First Alert Weather Team will issue “First Alert Days” when we expect disruptive or inconvenient weather. A First Alert Day may be issued for any of the following conditions: extreme heat or cold, strong winds, heavy rain or snow, ice accumulation, dense fog, risk of severe storms and tornadoes. During the summer season First Alert Days will be issued more commonly for the risk of thunderstorms, extreme heat, fog or flooding. During the winter weather season the...

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  • Perseid Meteor Shower Need-To-Know

    Perseid Meteor Shower Need-To-Know

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 2:36 PM EDT2016-08-10 18:36:43 GMT

    You'll want to stay up late or wake up early for wee hours this late Wednesday night to early Thursday morning. The annual Perseid Meteor shower will be lighting up the skies with up to 200 meteors per hour soaring past our planet!

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    You'll want to stay up late or wake up early for wee hours this late Wednesday night to early Thursday morning. The annual Perseid Meteor shower will be lighting up the skies with up to 200 meteors per hour soaring past our planet!

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  • Watch vs. Warning: Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels explains

    Watch vs. Warning: Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels explains

    Two of the most commonly confused terms in weather are watches and warnings. And as News 11 Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels says they have two very different meanings and it's very important that you understand the difference.

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    Two of the most commonly confused terms in weather are watches and warnings. And as WTOL 11 Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels says they have two very different meanings and it's very important that you understand the difference.

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