EATON — Powerful thunderstorms rolled through Preble County Wednesday evening, July 13, damaging some properties in Eaton and taking down trees on streets across town.
City of Eaton maintenance and public safety crews were out cleaning up fallen trees and checking on low hanging power lines, as well as answering calls regarding possible lightning strikes and more. The National Weather Service in Wilmington recorded the damaged trees on Maple Street in the city, at around 8:44 p.m.
The same series of storms spawned a tornado in Hamilton County, which was confirmed to have touched down and left a trail of damage, but no injuries, in the communities of Westwood and Clifton.
According to the NWS, at press time, after a chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday evening, summer heat was to continue, with most remaining dry. Forecasts called for Wednesday to be sunny, with a high near 86, with south winds around 6 mph. Wednesday night looked to be partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Thursday is expected to partly sunny, with a high near 88, with Thursday night being partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Friday looks to be mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Friday night is forecast to be partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Saturday’s forecast calls for the day to be mostly sunny, with a high near 93, while Saturday night looks to be partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
On Sunday, at press time forecasters were calling for a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with the day mostly sunny with a high near 89. Sunday night looks to be partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
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