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CLEVELAND -- Severe weather is headed toward north central Ohio and could hit early Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland.

What to expect: The National Weather Service in Cleveland is monitoring an approaching storm system which may bring strong to severe storms and heavy rain to portions of the area late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. Thunderstorms will expand from west to east across the area, mainly after 2 a.m.

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The primary concerns at this time are damaging wind gusts to 60 mph and heavy rain, the NWS reported. Isolated tornadoes and localized flooding may also be possible. Please see the attached graphic for additional details.

At this time the area is under a Marginal threat for severe weather with more intense thunderstorms expected to the south and west. If a northward shift occurs with the storm track today, then the threat of severe weather may increase overnight. Please stay tuned for updated information.

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The following links can be bookmarked for the latest information:

Updates from the Storm Prediction Center can be found at www.spc.noaa.gov/

As storms develop, Local Storm Reports can be found here.

The latest forecast for your location can be found by clicking on the map at www.weather.gov/cle.

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