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Gusty Storms to Roll Through Ohio Valley on Wednesday

Storms that brought gusty winds and heavy rainfall to the Upper Midwest on Tuesday will shift eastward to the Ohio Valley on Wednesday.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Steve Travis, "A lot of hot and humid air will press into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes on Wednesday ahead of a cold front. This will lead to thunderstorm development."

These storms are associated with an area of low pressure centered over western Ontario.

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These storms are not expected to be as severe as earlier in the week across the northern Plains and the Upper Midwest. However, some storms could contain gusty winds in excess of 60 mph and heavy rainfall.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey, "The factors normally looked at in regards to severe weather do not indicate a significant outbreak across the Ohio Valley."

Locations at risk for gusty thunderstorms include Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Louisville.

"Any unsecured lawn furniture or garbage cans may be sent rolling down streets and yards from the strong winds," Travis said.

These storms are expected to hold off in Cleveland until the evening. This should not cause any weather delays for the baseball game between the Indians and the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday afternoon.

"Frequent lightning is also likely, which will pose a threat to anyone outdoors during the storms," Travis added.

When you see lightning or hear thunder, go to a sturdy building. Michigan and Ohio are two of the top 10 states with the most fatalities from lightning.

So far this year, there have been 21 reported deaths due to lightning according to the National Weather Service.

Use AccuWeather Minutecast® to keep up to date on changing weather conditions and know when a storm is expected to move into your area.

A cold front will swing through the area on Wednesday night and provide a sunny and comfortable day on Thursday. While there will not be a drastic change in temperatures behind the front, there will be a big drop in humidity.