Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop late this afternoon across central and northwest Ohio. A very moist airmass is in place over the region and any thunderstorm will be capable of producing heavy rainfall. Portions of the area south of a line from Findlay to Mansfield already received 2 to 4 inches of rain last night and soils are saturated with creeks and drainage systems already running at high capacity.
Rain will expand overnight ahead of a low pressure system approaching from the northwest. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected overnight into Wednesday and additional rainfall of one to two inches with locally higher amounts are possible.
Flash flood watch in effect from 4 pm this afternoon through Wednesday evening
The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flash flood watch for portions of north central Ohio.
From 4 pm edt this afternoon through Wednesday evening
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop this evening with rain becoming more widespread overnight into wednesday. Any thunderstorm has the potential to produce heavy rain and flooding.
Localized rainfall this evening of 1 to 2 inches is possible. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain with locally higher amounts are possible through Wednesday afternoon.
Soils are saturated across portions of northwest and north central Ohio and additional rainfall will result in flooding of rivers…creeks and roadways.
A flash flood watch means the threat of flash flooding exists along rivers and creeks. If you are in the watch area you should monitor weather conditions closely. Be ready to move to higher ground if flooding is observed or a warning is issued. Stay tuned to weather radio for further updates. Persons in flood prone areas should take action to prepare for flooding. Never drive through flooded roadways.