Weather Alert
Portage County, OH
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 2/7/19 9:40 PM
End: 2/8/19 12:52 AM
Dur: 03:12
Canceled 2/8/19 12:52 AM

Flood Watch issued February 07 at 6:44PM EST until February 08 at 10:00AM EST by NWS
...Moderate to Heavy Rain Expected through this evening...
.Locally heavy rain will continue for several more hours with runoff continuing through the night. Saturated ground and already elevated rivers and streams will heighten the risk for flooding.
Additionally, the potential for localized ice jams on area creeks and rivers will continue.
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST FRIDAY...
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, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Portage, Richland, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne, and Wyandot. In northwest Pennsylvania, Crawford, Northern Erie, and Southern Erie.

* Until 4 AM EST Friday * Moderate to heavy rainfall will produce an additional half to three quarters of an inch east of I-71 during the remainder of the evening and into the early overnight. This is in addition to the half to one inch that has already fallen. Saturated grounds and elevated rivers and streams in advance of the rain have elevated the flood risk.

* River Flooding will be likely. Flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas are likely to flood. This may result in driving difficulties or even possible road closures.
Updated: Thu 2/7/19 9:43 PM EST


Updated: Thu 2/7/19 9:43 PM EST

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