By , Mount Vernon News
March 3, 2011, 11:56 am

More rain will bring a new threat of flooding to the region

A developing storm system will lift out of the plains and bring rain to the region starting Friday. as the associated front stalls, ample moisture will filter into northern Ohio resulting in periods of moderate to heavy rain. The storm will linger into early Sunday before pushing east. This rainfall on already saturated ground and swollen rivers could produce another round of flooding to most of the region.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood watch from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning

Moderate to heavy at times rainfall starting Friday could put some recently recovered areas back into flood. Widespread rainfall amounts of two inches with locally higher amounts is possible.

Impacts: River flooding is possible along streams and rivers across all of northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania. Rivers across northwest Ohio that are still running high will be most susceptible to rises above flood stage. Localized road flooding and closures will be possible. Low lying and poor drainage areas are also likely to experience water rises once again.

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 for further details or updates

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