Thursday morning storms lead to power outages in Lucas County

Areas of Lucas and Fulton counties are at risk of flooding on Thursday morning.
Areas of Lucas and Fulton counties are at risk of flooding on Thursday morning.(WTVG)
Published: Aug. 26, 2021 at 5:29 AM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - More than 1,400 customers in Lucas County were without power on Thursday morning as storms roll through the area, and one local high school had to cancel classes due to an outage.

According to 13abc meteorologist Ross Ellet, stalled thunderstorms in eastern Fulton County and western Lucas County led to a rain rate of 4 inches per hour, with rain totals already amounting to 2-4 inches in those areas.

The FirstEnergy online power outage map showed nearly 1,500 customers in Lucas County and nearly 400 in Fulton County without power as of 6:25 a.m. Most of those outages in Lucas County were in and around Sylvania, where the outage has forced the closure of Southview High School.

As of 8 a.m., 119 customers in Lucas County and fewer than five in Fulton were still being affected.

A flood advisory is in effect for the Toledo metro area until 8:15 a.m. High water and flash flooding are possible, with the worst of the rainfall from Central Ave. near I-475 into Fulton County.

The chance of a shower or storm remains for the afternoon. Temperatures will be in the low 90s, with a heat index of around 100.

Scattered showers and storms are possible Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with highs in the low 90s. Showers and storms are likely on Monday with a high in the mid to upper 80s. Cooler and drier weather with low humidity returns Tuesday and Wednesday.

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