Flood Watch National Weather Service Cleveland OH 356 AM EDT Wed Oct 31 2018 ...Prolonged rainfall may lead to flooding... .Rain will develop this afternoon along a cold front moving through the region. The front will settle south across Central Ohio tonight with rain continuing. Rain will become heavier on Thursday as low pressure tracks along the frontal boundary across southern Ohio to northwestern Pennsylvania. Widespread rainfall of 2 to 2.5 inches is expected through Thursday night with locally higher amounts possible. This rain will lead to rises and possible flooding on area rivers, streams, and creeks. Low lying and poor drainage areas may also experience flooding as the ground becomes saturated. OHZ028>031-036>038-047-311600- /O.NEW.KCLE.FA.A.0007.181101T1200Z-181102T0900Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Crawford-Richland-Ashland-Wayne-Marion-Morrow-Holmes-Knox- Including the cities of Bucyrus, Mansfield, Ashland, Wooster, Marion, Mount Gilead, Millersburg, and Mount Vernon 356 AM EDT Wed Oct 31 2018 ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT... The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a * Flood Watch for portions of north central Ohio and northeast Ohio, including the following areas, in north central Ohio, Ashland, Crawford, Knox, Marion, Morrow, and Richland. In northeast Ohio, Holmes and Wayne. * From Thursday morning through late Thursday night * A prolonged period of rainfall is expected with rainfall totals of 2 to 2.5 inches with locally higher amounts. * Rises on rivers, creeks, and streams are expected and may lead to flooding. Flooding is also possible in other low lying and flood prone areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flood Watch is issued when there is a potential for flooding. Monitor the forecast and remain alert for possible flood warnings. Those in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should a flood warning be issued or if flooding develops.