Flood Watch
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
409 AM EDT Sat Sep 8 2018

…Excessive Rainfall Expected…

.Moisture associated with the tropical remnant low pressure system will continue to move into the local area through Monday morning. The combination of the low pressure system, abundant moisture, and a stationary front will cause a significant amount rain to possibly fall across the area through Monday. The potentially heavy rainfall could also cause rivers and streams to go out of their banks during this time period. Areas that experience very heavy rain in a short amount of time could see flash flooding develop.


The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of north central Ohio and northwest Ohio, including the following areas, in north central Ohio, Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Knox, Lorain,
Marion, Morrow, and Richland. In northwest Ohio, Hancock, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wyandot.

* From this evening through Monday morning

* The possibility for significant rainfall amounts between 3 and 5 inches with locally higher amounts are possible. This amount of rain could cause main stem rivers, streams, creeks to go out of their banks causing flooding. In some situations, there is the possibility for significant widespread flooding across the area. Some localized areas could see flash flooding due to heavy rain on saturated soils.

* Main stem river threats could include threats to property along the river banks due to flooding and to marinas including docks and marine vessels due to the rapid flow of the water downstream. Mariners should take precautions to protect their vessels.

* BE AWARE, this is an unusual situation in which a lot of rain could fall during this time period. Now is the time to take action and prepare; especially if you live in flood prone areas. Be sure to make necessary arrangements ahead of time in the event you need to evacuate.


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.


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