GALION — The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a Flood Watch for portions of north central Ohio and northeast Ohio that includes Crawford, Morrow and Richland County. Other areas included in the watch in north central Ohio are Ashland, Knox and Marion counties, as well as Holmes and Wayne counties in northeast Ohio.
From Thursday morning through late Thursday night * A prolonged period of rainfall is expected with rainfall totals of 2 to 2.5 inches. Locally higher amounts are expected. Water will rise on rivers, creeks, and streams and may lead to flooding. Flooding is also possible in other low lying and flood prone areas.
A Flood Watch is issued when there is a potential for flooding. Monitor the forecast and remain alert for possible flood warnings. Low lying and poor drainage areas may also experience flooding as the ground becomes saturated. Be prepared to take action if necessary
Rain will develop Wednesday afternoon along a cold front moving through the region. The front will settle south across central Ohio tonight with rain continuing. The rain will become heavier on Thursday as low pressure tracks along the frontal boundary across southern Ohio to northwestern Pennsylvania.