Fast-moving storm triggers warnings in two-county area

A fast-moving storm led to a tornado warning being issued briefly for western Mahoning County around 8:30 p.m. Thursday and a severe thunderstorm warning issued for Trumbull County about 15 minutes later.

WKBN-TV 27 meteorologist Paul Wetzl went live on the air after cloud rotation was spotted in the Beloit and Sebring areas of southwestern Mahoning County. The tornado sirens were set off in Mahoning County, but it is unclear if the sirens were sounded in Trumbull County.

There were no reports of damage in Mahoning or Trumbull counties other than a few trees and wires down. Approximately 1,600 people were without power in Mahoning County as of 10 p.m. Thursday, including nearly 900 in Struthers, but it was expected to be restored by 12:30 a.m. today, according to the First Energy website.

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