Flood Watch Issued



National Weather Service Cleveland OH
253 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

...Widespread Rain Expected Tonight through Late Tuesday Night
Elevating the Flood Risk...

.Moderate to locally heavy rain will move into the area late
tonight through late Tuesday night. A frozen ground and light
snowpack will heighten the risk for flooding especially in areas
with elevated river levels. A wintry mix may prelude rain,
especially in northwest Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania.

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Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Toledo, Bowling Green, Port Clinton,
Fremont, Sandusky, Lorain, Cleveland, Mentor, Chardon, Jefferson,
Findlay, Tiffin, Norwalk, Medina, Akron, Ravenna, Warren,
Upper Sandusky, Bucyrus, Mansfield, Ashland, Wooster, Canton,
Youngstown, Marion, Mount Gilead, Millersburg, Mount Vernon,
Ashtabula, Erie, Edinboro, and Meadville
253 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania,
  including the following areas, in Ohio, Ashland, Ashtabula
  Inland, Ashtabula Lakeshore, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga,
  Hancock, Holmes, Huron, Knox, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning,
  Marion, Medina, Morrow, Ottawa, Portage, Richland, Sandusky,
  Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne, Wood, and Wyandot. In
  northwest Pennsylvania, Crawford, Northern Erie, and Southern
  Erie.

* From midnight EST tonight through late Tuesday night

* Widespread rain will bring one to one and a half inches of
  rainfall to the region. Frozen grounds and elevated rivers and
  streams with a light snowpack will elevate the flood risk.

* River flooding will be likely. Flooding of low lying areas and
  poor drainage areas are likely to flood. This may result in
  driving difficulties or even possible road closures. There is a
  continued threat for ice jam flooding in areas where ice
  remains.

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.

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