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.
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.
The threat for heavy rainfall and flooding is increasing this weekend into early next week. Several rounds of showers and storms are expected late Saturday through Monday with widespread 2 to 4 inches of rainfall possible.— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) June 14, 2019
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