The combination of snowmelt and rainfall may lead to flooding, flood watch in effect from late tonight through Monday evening.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood watch for portions of Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania from late tonight through Monday evening.

Forecast rainfall amounts of an inch to an inch and a quarter combined with snowmelt will likely contribute to at least minor flooding of flood prone areas and along many area rivers. Thunderstorms may produce localized heavier rainfall and a pose a risk for rapid flooding. depending on the areal coverage and amount of heavier rainfall. The potential exists for more significant flooding.

precautionary/preparedness actions

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. you should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Stay tuned to weather radio or other radio and tv stations for further details or updates.

 

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