Strong thunderstorms with heavy rain headed toward the area tonight

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood watch for portions of north central Ohio and northwest Ohio from this evening through Thursday afternoon.

  • Low pressure moving along a stalled front over the area will produce numerous strong thunderstorms with heavy rain from this evening into early Thursday. Much of the area should see an inch and a half to 3 inches of rainfall from this system.

  • Many areas may start to see flooding from the repeated thunderstorms tonight into thursday morning. Flooding problems will likely develop in low lying and urban areas first then progress to larger streams and then to the rivers.

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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