Severe weather hits northwest Ohio Thursday

Severe weather hits northwest Ohio Thursday
Between Defiance and Archbold (Source: Viewer photo)
Between Defiance and Archbold (Source: Viewer photo)

(Toledo News Now) - A tornado-warned storm quickly made its way through northwest Ohio Thursday evening, with at least one suspected tornado.

The storm, just one in a system stretching as far north as Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, and as far south as Defiance and Henry counties, started showing the possibility of rotation near Defiance and Fulton counties.

The storm moved east and slightly north, bringing with it tornado warnings for Wood, Lucas, Ottawa and Sandusky counties.

A trained weather spotter reported that a tornado may have first touched down in Perrysburg Township on Roachton Road, but that report has not been confirmed by the National Weather Service (NWS).

NWS did confirm that a funnel cloud was in the Walbridge area, but it is not known if it touched down. The pattern continued to travel east/northeast through Ottawa County before going off shore.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office says they received no reports of damage in the county, and there have been no reports of damage elsewhere in the affected area yet.

First Energy, however, reported a handful of power outage in Perrysburg and Perrysburg Township in Wood County, and in Danbury Township in Ottawa County. Power was expected to be restored by midnight.

Parts of Wood County did see a lot of hail, some pieces as big as golf balls. All of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan experienced heavy rain and thunderstorms.

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