Sunday afternoon and evening residents could find themselves in a “very dangerous situation” when a strong wind-producing coldfront sweeps though the area.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather statement ahead a thunderstorm expected to bring strong winds and a "very dangerous situation."

The statement, issued at 6 a.m. Saturday, said the squall line will develop Sunday afternoon and evening.

"Heavy rain from the squall line could bring these strong winds down to the surface causing widespread damage. This is a very dangerous situation," the weather service said on its website at

More strong, gusting winds are expected to follow behind cold front meteorologists say is responsible for the squall line, the weather service said.

Saturday's forecast called for mostly cloudy skies with a temperature reaching 57 degrees before falling overnight to 52 in Stark County. The chance of showers Saturday night was listed at 50 percent.

The chance of severe thunderstorms increases to 70 percent on Sunday and 100 percent Sunday night when the temperature is expected to fall to an overnight low into Monday of 44 degrees, the weather service said.

Forecasters are calling for much cooler temperatures next week.

At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, the temperature at the Akron Canton Airport was listed at 44 degrees with winds out of the south at 7 mph making the wind-chill temperature 40 degrees.