Another flood event possible Wednesday as a storm system approaches with more rain

A strengthening low pressure system from our southwest will bring moist gulf air into the region Wednesday…which will allow for periods of moderate to heavy rain. Water in area rivers, creeks and reservoirs will rise as a result a flood watch in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon

The National Weather Service in cleveland has issued a Flood Watch from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon

Heavy rain is forecast to develop Wednesday into Thursday with storm total rainfall amounts around an inch with locally higher amounts possible.

This rainfall combined with wet antecedent conditions from recent rains will likely result in flooding of low lying areas and cause small streams and creeks to rise out of their banks once again. In addition, the runoff could cause main stem rivers to flood in some instances taking days to crest.

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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One Response to “Flood watch for Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon”

  1. Michael Small

    3rd times the charm, Isn’t that how it is said ??? In the last 2 weeks the river has been near the top of the dike, Maybe someone should add to and reenforce the dike to protect our city !!