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Hazardous weather outlook for Huron County

Norwalk Reflector Staff • May 15, 2014 at 5:45 PM

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood watch for Huron County that will remain in effect until 4 p.m. today (Thursday).

Here is a message from the weather service:

RAIN WILL BE MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH MID MORNING.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR PONDING OF WATER ON AREA ROADS

DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE. NEVER DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER

COVERS THE ROADS. A FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT.

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL OHIO...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING

  AREAS...ERIE OH...HURON...KNOX AND RICHLAND.

* THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON

* THE GROUND IS SATURATED FROM RAIN OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS.

  ANY ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN COULD CAUSE FLOODING. LOCATIONS THAT

  HAVE HAD FLOODING THE LAST FEW DAYS WILL BE MOST

  SUSCEPTIBLE...ESPECIALLY LOW LYING AREAS AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

  THE RAIN WILL TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST THIS AFTERNOON.

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

ONE OTHER NOTE:

THERE IS A SMALL CHANCE FOR FROST EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AND EARLY

MONDAY MORNING.

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