Updated Tue, May 21, 2013 6:04 pm
The National Weather Service is urging people in parts of the region to be on alert for the possibility of severe weather during the afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Lawrence County until 10 p.m. Tuesday.
The NWS also issued a special weather statement for parts of central Ohio that includes Pickaway, Licking, Franklin and Fairfield counties.
The statement said a strong thunderstorm will affect that area.
The NWS said it would issue a thunderstorm warning if the storm becomes stronger.