Flood Watch
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
949 AM EST Sat Nov 18 2017

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of north central Ohio, northeast
Ohio, and northwest Ohio, including the following areas, in
north central Ohio, Ashland, Crawford, Knox, Marion, Morrow,
and Richland. In northeast Ohio, Holmes, Mahoning, Medina,
Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, and Wayne. In northwest
Ohio, Hancock and Wyandot.

* Through this evening

* Showers and thunderstorms will continue through this evening
with a widespread 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches of rain possible by this

* Excessive rainfall may lead to flash flooding of streams, low
lying spots, and poor drainage areas especially in urban and
hilly locations. Those near streams and rivers should be
especially cautious as streams and rivers can rise quickly.


A Flood Watch is issued when there is a potential for flooding.
Monitor the forecast and remain alert for possible flood
warnings. Those in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to
take action should a flood warning be issued or if flooding


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