Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Cleveland, OH

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
432 AM EDT SAT JUN 27 2015

...FLOOD THREAT CONTINUES INTO TONIGHT...

LOW PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN AS IT SLOWLY MOVES INTO NORTHERN
OHIO TODAY. WIDESPREAD RAIN HAS SPREAD INTO THE AREA THIS MORNING AND
WILL REMAIN STEADY ACROSS EXTREME NORTHWEST OHIO. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS NORTHEAST OHIO BY
EARLY AFTERNOON WITH HIGH RAINFALL RATES POSSIBLE. MUCH OF THE
AREA WILL RECEIVE BETWEEN ONE AND A HALF AND TWO AND A HALF INCHES
OF RAIN THROUGH TONIGHT. THIS AMOUNT OF RAINFALL WILL BE EXCESSIVE
AND LEAD TO FLOODING IN SOME AREAS THROUGH TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY
THOSE THAT HAVE RECEIVED HIGH AMOUNTS OF RAIN OVER THE LAST WEEK.

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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
LUCAS-WOOD-OTTAWA-SANDUSKY-ERIE OH-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 PA-
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...CAREY...BUCYRUS...MANSFIELD...
ASHLAND...WOOSTER...CANTON...YOUNGSTOWN...MARION...MOUNT GILEAD...
MILLERSBURG...MOUNT VERNON...ASHTABULA...ERIE...EDINBORO...
MEADVILLE
432 AM EDT SAT JUN 27 2015

...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 OH...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
  PA...NORTHERN ERIE AND SOUTHERN ERIE.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE
  AREA TODAY THEN SLOWLY EXIT TO THE EAST ON SUNDAY. STEADY
  RAINFALL IS EXPECTED IN NORTHWEST OHIO WITH PERIODS OF SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS IN NORTHEAST OHIO. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL OF 1.5
  TO 2.5 INCHES OF RAIN WILL FALL BY LATE TONIGHT. GIVEN THE
  RECENT WET CONDITIONS...FLOODING WILL LIKELY DEVELOP IN SOME
  AREAS.

* FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS...CAN OCCUR VERY
  QUICKLY...PRIMARILY AT UNDERPASSES AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.
  RISES ON AREA CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL OCCUR AND MAY BE RUNNING
  AT HIGH CAPACITY FROM THE HEAVY RAINFALL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS. 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. STAY TUNED TO WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR
UPDATES

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