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Summertime and the living is ... well ... wet.

With all due apologies to composer George Gershwin, there ain't nothing easy about summertime yet in terms of north central Ohio weather.

It would appear Mother Nature is about to slap us all again tonight and possibly Saturday. There is a technical meteorological term for brief periods of sun followed by torrential rains and storms. It's called Ohio.

A slow moving front will start to move across the region late today through Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service office in Cleveland.

Atmospheric conditions will be favorable for a couple rounds of potential severe thunderstorms along and ahead of the front.

As of Friday morning, the primary threat will be damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph followed by possible large hail.

Because of the strong wind shear, there will be a threat of an isolated tornado threat possible over northwest Ohio.

If we are "blessed" to have a couple rounds of thunderstorms develop and move over the same areas late today through Saturday evening, localized heavy rainfall may be possible and a slight flooding threat may exist.

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