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Flood watch issued

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Feb 6, 2019 at 4:13 PM

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood watch for Huron County and the surrounding areas that will be in effect from 4 a.m. Thursday until 4 a.m. Friday.

Rain with isolated thunderstorms will move into the area Thursday through Thursday evening. 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 into Thursday. Rain may briefly mix with or change to snow before ending Thursday night.

Flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas is likely to happen. This may result in driving difficulties or even possible road closures.

Moderate to heavy rainfall with showers and isolated thunderstorms will bring up to 1 to 2 inches of additional rain to the region. Saturated grounds and elevated rivers and streams in advance of the rain have elevated the flood risk.

A flood watch is issued when there is a potential for flooding. Monitor the forecast and remain alert for possible flood warnings. Those in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should a flood warning be issued or if flooding develops.

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