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Flash Flood Watch issued for Northeast Ohio through June 18

Posted: 3:10 PM, Jun 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-14 23:14:33-04
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A flash flood watch for all of Northeast Ohio has been issued and is in effect until June 18, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning has been issued for Lake, Lorain, Stark, Mahoning, Medina, Huron, Portage, Erie, Cuyahoga, Crawford, Richland, Geauga, Ashtabula, Summit, Trumbull, Ashland and Wayne counties.

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service said heavy rainfall could bring 2 to 4 inches of rain. Showers and storms are expected to last through the weekend into next week.

"The risk for flash flooding will increase after each round of rainfall, particularly in poor drainage areas near creeks, streams and ditches. Street flooding is likely. Rapid runoff will cause area rivers and stream to rise, likely resulting in flooding," NWS stated.

The Flood Watch is set to expire June 18 at 4 a.m.