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UPDATE 3:39 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Carroll County until 4:15 p.m. Friday.
Much of the region is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Friday.
UPDATE 2:09 p.m. The National Weather Service says strong thunderstorms will impact the region Friday afternoon into the evening.
A special weather statement from the NWS said that as 1:45 p.m Friday a line of strong storms was moving southeast at 50 miles per hour from 8 miles northwest of Logan to 15 miles west of Logan.
Wind gusts of 50 miles per hour and small hail are possible.
The NWS has placed much of the region and parts of West Virginia under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Friday evening.
UPDATE 1:07 PM: The National Weather Service has placed much of Southeast Ohio, Pennsylvannia and West Virginia under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 p.m. Friday evening.
According to the National Weather Service, a watch means that conditions are favorable for severe thuderstorms to develop during the afternoon and evening hours.
Several Thunderstorm warnings have already been issued Friday.
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UPDATE 12:30 PM: The National Weather Service has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Guernsey and Belmont counties.
The National Weather Service reported at 11:37 a.m. that a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail was detected 6 miles west of Morristown moving east at 25 mph and couldproduce wind gusts up to 60 mph.
A Flood Warning has been continued in Tuscarawas County for Stillwater Creek in Urichsville until 11:00 p.m. The NWS ofice in Pittsburgh stated that the creek had crested and will fall below flood stage Friday afternoon.
UPDATE 11:45 AM: The National Weather Service has upgraded Belmont and Guernsey counties to a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.
The NWS office in Pittsburgh reports that at 11:37 a.m. a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail was detected 6 miles west of Morristown moving east at 25 mph.
The Weather service office also warns of winds gusting up to 60 mph.
The National Weather Service said a strong thunderstorm will affect East Central Guernsey and West Central Belmont counties.
Just after 11 a.m. Friday, the NWS identified a thunderstorm 3 miles northeast of Old Washington moving east at 20 mph.
Meteorologists say wind gusts up to 40 mph and penny size hail are possible with this storm.
The towns of Old Washington and Barnesville are in the path of this storm.
The National Weather Service office in Pittsburgh urges citizens to report significant weather events by calling 412-262-1988 or by posting information to the NWS Pittsburg Facebook and Twitter pages.