…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Indiana and Ohio, including
the following areas, in Indiana, Dearborn, Fayette IN,
Franklin IN, Ripley, Union IN, and Wayne. In Ohio, Auglaize,
Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield,
Fayette OH, Franklin OH, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, Hocking,
Licking, Logan, Madison, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway,
Preble, Shelby, Union OH, and Warren.
* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Sunday morning
* Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected this
afternoon through tonight, with repeated instances of heavy
rain possible through parts of the watch area. Rainfall amounts
of 2 to 4 inches may be possible in the most persistent
thunderstorm activity, some of which could fall over a short
period of time. Isolated higher amounts will be possible.
* The risk for flash flooding will increase after each round of
rainfall, particularly in poor drainage areas near creeks,
streams and ditches. Street flooding and rapid runoff will cause
area rivers and streams to rise, resulting in the potential for
some river flooding as well.
People in the watch area should keep an eye on the weather and be
prepared for immediate action should heavy rains and flooding
occur or a Flash Flood Warning be issued. Avoid low-lying areas,
and be careful when approaching highway dips and underpasses.