URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
208 AM EST Sun Nov 5 2017
.A slow moving cold front will move across the region late today
and tonight spreading heavy rainfall across the local area.
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Ohio and northwest
Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in Ohio, Ashland,
Ashtabula Inland, Ashtabula Lakeshore, Crawford, Cuyahoga,
Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Knox, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Marion,
Medina, Morrow, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull,
Wayne, and Wyandot. In northwest Pennsylvania, Crawford,
Northern Erie, and Southern Erie.
* From this afternoon through Monday morning
* Showers and thunderstorms will affect the area today and
tonight. The storms will become more widespread toward evening
with several hours of heavy rain expected tonight as a cold
front crosses the region. Rain totals of 1 to 2 inches are
expected across the entire watch area with localized amounts in
excess of 3 inches possible. The rain will end from northwest to
southeast late tonight.
* Excessive rainfall may lead to flash flooding of streams, low
lying spots, and poor drainage areas especially in urban and
hilly locations. Those camping along area streams and rivers
should be especially cautious as streams and rivers can rise
to dangerous levels very quickly.
A Flash Flood Watch is issued when there is a potential for flash
flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Monitor
the forecast and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood
Warnings be issued or if flooding develops.