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Rain returns tonight: Here’s everything you need to know

Posted at 9:34 AM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 18:27:39-04

Wednesday gave most of Northeast Ohio a chance to dry out. The sun isn't sticking around for long, unfortunately. We're expecting more rain, starting tonight, probably around 10 or 11.

What's next
Widespread rain and thunder returns this evening and lasts throughout most of the day Thursday with new rainfall totals reaching into the 1 to 3 inch range. These heavy rain totals are possible across Northeast Ohio, including near the lake shore, by late Thursday afternoon. The same areas that have been getting socked by rain are expected to get hit again.

More flooding
With a saturated ground and already swollen rivers, another round of big rains will likely mean more flooding Thursday and Friday. Many areas are still underwater from the previous round of heavy rains.

RELATED: Flooding, heavy rain wreak havoc on Summit and Stark counties

Areas in minor flood stage should stay on alert
The Power of 5 weather team is keeping an eye on river gauges across the area to show which areas are currently experiencing flooding or near-flooding, and which are at risk for more flooding.

Northern rains could cause more flooding further south
Heavy rains have left many areas in Summit County and northern Medina County flooded and the high rain accumulation totals are beginning to cause flooding in areas further south.


Weather alerts

A Flood Warning is in effect for the following counties until 1:45 a.m. Thursday:

  • Medina
  • Stark
  • Summit
  • Wayne

A River Flood Warning is in effect for the following counties:

  • Holmes until 4 a.m. Monday
  • Stark until 2 p.m. Thursday
  • Wayne until 4 a.m. Monday

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the following counties until 8 p.m. Thursday:

  • Ashland
  • Cuyahoga
  • Erie
  • Geauga
  • Holmes
  • Huron
  • Lake
  • Lorain
  • Medina
  • Richland
  • Stark
  • Summit
  • Tuscarawas
  • Wayne