UPDATE: The tornado warning and the watch that were issued for parts of the Miami Valley have been lifted.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for most of the area through 10 p.m., and our team of meteorologists is continuing to track the storm.
There was a tornado watch issued for parts of Montgomery and Preble counties around 4:30 p.m., and that expired before 5 p.m.
ABC 22/FOX 45 has been in contact with officials for both counties, who said they've seen no major damage so far. Strong winds did knock a tree onto a car in Miamisburg, and power lines were brought down in the Lewisburg area.
We will continue to update this story as additional details are available.
MIAMI VALLEY (WKEF/WRGT) - Severe weather is making its way into the Miami Valley, putting many under a Tornado Watch by 11 a.m.
The watch, which encompasses Montgomery, Shelby, Miami, Auglaize, Mercer, Darke, Butler, Preble and Wayne County, Indiana, is in effect until 5 p.m. The National Weather Service expects more watches later in the day. A Tornado Watch means to be prepared and to keep a close eye on weather conditions, a warning means to take action to get to safety. The National Weather Service in Wilmington tells ABC22/FOX45 that the weather advisories should be taken very seriously.
In addition to the Tornado Watch, much of the area is also under a wind advisory.