Kentucky Derby storms cross into Ohio: After soaking Churchill Downs, rain and lightning move northeast: May 1, 2004
CHASE VIDEO: Lightning in Circleville, OH: RealVideo, 3.6MB
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - After dampening the Kentucky Derby racetrack at Churchill Downs in Louisville, thunderstorms rolled across the state line into Ohio, affecting the Cincinatti, Dayton and Columbus metro areas with lightning and heavy rain. The storms weakened after sunset, but more activity is expected on Sunday across parts of the region, including West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Left: Lightning near Circleville, Ohio on Saturday evening.
Lightning near Circleville:
A lightning flash backlights an ominous shelf cloud:
Heavy rain in downtown Circleville: