FirstEnergy customers in the hardest-hit areas of the Valley during Wednesday night's storms may have to wait until Friday night for their lights to come back on.

According to FirstEnergy's outage map, the nearly 2,500 people without power in Columbiana County have an 11:30 p.m. restoration time for Friday night. 

That was where the National Weather Service said a tornado touched down for a short time. 

The most outages are currently in Middleton Township, Salem Township and Unity Township. 

Crews from three utility companies have restored power to one-third of the more than 9,000 Valley homes and businesses lost electricity during Wednesday night's storms.

As of 5:30 p.m. Thursday, just over 3,400 outages were still being reported in the four-county area.

Columbiana County is also served by AEP and the Carroll Electric Cooperative, which adds up to about four dozen more outages there. 

FirstEnergy reported 295 outages in Trumbull County, with the most extensive outages in Braceville Township.

Restoration times there vary from later Thursday to Friday at 11:30 p.m.

There were still 134 outages in Mercer County with restoration times in the hardest-hit areas like Sandy Creek and Wolf Creek Townships at 10 a.m. Friday. 

There are 427 without power in Mahoning County, with some restoration times slated for later Thursday, and areas like Green Township and Youngstown may not see it back on until 8:30 a.m. Friday. 

The National Weather Service is supposed to survey the damage in Columbiana County Thursday.