National Weather Service Cleveland OH
312 AM EST Thu Feb 15 2018
…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a
* Flood Watch for portions of north central Ohio and northeast
Ohio, including the following areas, in north central Ohio,
Ashland, Knox, Marion, Morrow, and Richland. In northeast
Ohio, Holmes, Stark, and Wayne.
* From this afternoon through Friday morning.
* Rain is expected to move into the area this afternoon and
continue through tonight. Total rainfall amounts during this
period across the watch area from an inch to an inch and a half
are expected, with localized higher amounts possible where
heavier rain showers persist.
* Excessive rainfall may lead to 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