Update: Ohio State campus region under severe weather threat
Severe storms forecast over the next 24 hours
The National Weather Service in Wilmington is watching a front moving through overnight tonight (April 7) into Wednesday that could produce strong storms impacting the Columbus and regional campus areas of The Ohio State University.
The National Weather Service and Ohio State’s Office of Emergency Management are closely monitoring the potential for severe storms overnight.
Thunderstorms will track southeast across the region tonight, according to weather service reports. Some of these storms could produce very large hail and damaging straight-line winds. A tornado cannot be ruled out.
Emergency Management will continue to monitor the Olentangy River throughout this weather event. The Wexner Medical Center has a plan in place for severe weather at its outdoor COVID-19 testing and swabbing stations.
Students, faculty and staff can monitor the current campus conditions online. The website includes a live weather camera, updated weather conditions and current forecasts.
Ohio State is a Storm Ready University: https://www.weather.gov/StormReady