URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
356 AM EDT Wed Oct 31 2018

…Prolonged rainfall may lead to flooding…

.Rain will develop this afternoon along a cold front moving
through the region. The front will settle south across Central
Ohio tonight with rain continuing. Rain will become heavier on
Thursday as low pressure tracks along the frontal boundary across
southern Ohio to northwestern Pennsylvania. Widespread rainfall of
2 to 2.5 inches is expected through Thursday night with locally
higher amounts possible. This rain will lead to rises and possible
flooding on area rivers, streams, and creeks. Low lying and poor
drainage areas may also experience flooding as the ground becomes
saturated.
…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT…

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, Crawford, Knox, Marion, Morrow, and Richland. In
northeast Ohio, Holmes and Wayne.

* From Thursday morning through late Thursday night

* A prolonged period of rainfall is expected with rainfall totals
of 2 to 2.5 inches with locally higher amounts.

* Rises on rivers, creeks, and streams are expected and may lead
to flooding. Flooding is also possible in other low lying and
flood prone areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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
develops.

 

 

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