Today "might be the worst severe weather outbreak for this part of the country for the year," says Jeff Masters, meteorology director at Weather Underground.
Remember last year's historic derecho? It busted across the region and caused $1 billion-plus in damage from Chi-town to Washington, killing 13 people.
Weathermen in the know are saying that this year's won't be that bad, but they're speculating about possible tornadoes and hurricane-force winds.
Cleveland might be just north of the "eye," so to speak, but Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Columbus can all expect some rarified apocalypse photo ops. The chance of severe weather is 45 times more likely than an ordinary June day in those cities.
Shit will hit the fan in Northeast Ohio later this afternoon.
Here's a taste from last year's havoc in West Virginia.