Flood Watch National Weather Service Cleveland OH 423 AM EST Thu Feb 17 2022 .Heavy rain is expected today and will contribute to melting most of the remaining snowpack. Runoff will cause rivers to increase quickly and reach critical levels. OHZ003-006>014-017>023-027>033-036>038-047-089-PAZ001>003-171730- /O.CON.KCLE.FA.A.0001.000000T0000Z-220218T0600Z/ /00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Lucas-Wood-Ottawa-Sandusky-Erie-Lorain-Cuyahoga-Lake-Geauga- Ashtabula Inland-Hancock-Seneca-Huron-Medina-Summit-Portage-Trumbull- Wyandot-Crawford-Richland-Ashland-Wayne-Stark-Mahoning-Marion-Morrow- Holmes-Knox-Ashtabula Lakeshore-Northern Erie-Southern Erie-Crawford- Including the cities of Wadsworth, Norwalk, Cardington, Ashtabula, Middlefield, Mount Vernon, Union City, Sandusky, Streetsboro, Willard, Carey, Meadville, Roaming Shores, Clyde, Jefferson, Kent, Toledo, Boardman, Eastlake, Brunswick, Perrysburg, Wooster, Findlay, Millersburg, Bellevue, Ravenna, Geneva, North Ridgeville, Elyria, Orrville, Fremont, Edinboro, Medina, Willoughby, Bainbridge, Mansfield, Oak Harbor, Avon Lake, Akron, Massillon, Rittman, Niles, Crestline, Painesville, Bucyrus, Chesterland, Erie, Upper Sandusky, Lorain, Tiffin, Canton, Youngstown, Austintown, Mentor, Aurora, Ashland, Galion, Genoa, Willowick, Orwell, Titusville, Alliance, Mount Gilead, Corry, Bowling Green, Port Clinton, Andover, Killbuck, South Russell, Conneaut, Marion, Wickliffe, Cleveland, Burton, Huron, Chardon, Fostoria, and Warren 423 AM EST Thu Feb 17 2022 ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... * WHAT...Flooding caused by rain and snowmelt continues to be possible. * WHERE...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. * WHEN...Through late tonight. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Warm temperatures will continue today causing most of the remaining snowpack to melt. In addition, a strong storm system will bring 1 to 2 inches of rainfall to the region through tonight. The combination of rainfall and rapid snowmelt are expected to cause significant rises on area creeks and rivers, with some waterways reaching flood stage. Ice jams may also develop on frozen waterways and could become focus areas for flooding. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.