Strong storms and summer heat move east

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TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - 6:20am Friday 5/19 update:

The summer-like weather pattern has moved east and the storm threat is over across the area. More clouds and cooler weather is expected on Friday with highs near 60. Rain becomes likely late Saturday and Sunday morning. -Meteorologist Ross Ellet
6:20pm Thursday 5/18

Strong storms are rumbling through the southern half of the viewing area. The storms may contain wind gusts over 50 mph and penny sized hail. The chance of storms will end by 11pm.
Cooler weather arrives tonight with lows in the lower 50s and tomorrow's highs only near 60.

-Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback
Wednesday 5/17 Update - 5:50pm

One more day...

Expect one more day with highs in the mid to upper 80s for Thursday. Southwest winds could gust up to 45 mph under partly cloudy skies. There is a slight chance of a brief sprinkle in the morning, then partly cloudy with a line of storms moving through the area between 7pm-12am.

We're officially in the "slight risk" area for severe weather. Our main threats are damaging straight-line winds and large hail. The line of storms will usher in a big cool down for Friday with the high only reaching the upper 50s to end the week.

Stay with 13abc and for more weather updates.

-Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback
High temperatures will reach the upper 80s this afternoon with a partly cloudy sky. Winds will turn breezy with 35 mph gusts possible late in the day.

Highs are expected to reach 85-degrees for the 3rd day in a row on Thursday, but it could come with a few showers and storms in the evening hours. A few storms could produce wind gusts over 40 mph. The best chance of rain would be during the evening hours. -Meteorologist Ross Ellet

High temperatures today hit 86-90 degrees in NW Ohio and Southeast Michigan. The forecast calls for Wednesday's high temperatures to once again rise into the 85-90 degree range with a gusty southwest wind.

Thursday brings a chance of a few showers in the morning and then again in the evening, but there will be many dry hours in between. Temperatures will top off in the mid 80s.

Much cooler weather returns Friday with highs in the mid 60s.

-Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback

There aren't any big changes to the forecast this morning. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s for the next 3 days. We are starting off the morning with temperatures in the middle 50s, but we will reach 60 degrees by 7am today, 70 degrees by 9am, and 80 degrees by noon before temperatures reach that high in the mid to upper 80s.

The Mud Hens have an early game today at 10:35am. If your kids are headed down to the ballpark for a field trip, they can expect temperatures in the mid 70s for first pitch then warming up to the low 80s for the 9th inning. Sunscreen, sun glasses, and shorts are 3 things that could be helpful for today's game. -Meteorologist Ross Ellet
MONDAY 5/15/17 - 6:10PM

Temperatures are expected to zoom into the 80s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

After several days in the 70s, our high temperatures will jump into the mid to upper 80s. Our normal high temperature is in the lower 70s. Record high temperatures range from 93-95 over the next three days...record highs are not expected.

Dry, breezy and very warm Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Chance of a few showers and storms Thursday with highs in the lower 80s.

Also, allergy levels will be high/very high until the rain moves in Thursday.

Watch 13abc Action News for more updates on our early taste of Summer!

-Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback