Weather Alert
Portage County, OH
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 2/12/19 3:52 AM
End: 2/12/19 9:03 AM
Dur: 05:11
Canceled 2/12/19 9:03 AM

Flood Watch issued February 12 at 3:52AM EST until February 12 at 9:00AM EST by NWS
...Widespread Rain Expected through Late Tonight 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.
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
The Flood Watch continues 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.

* Through late tonight.

* Widespread rain will bring one to one and a half inches of rainfall to the region. The combination of frozen ground and elevated rivers and streams with a light snowpack will increase 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.


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