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Rain is gone, but flood warnings are still in effect

Area rivers, creeks and streams have risen after Friday's rainfall
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Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-04 11:49:30-05

SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE:

We are MUCH drier for the weekend! Widespread heavy rain continued throughout most of Friday afternoon, evening and even Friday night! Most of Northeast Ohio picked up around 1'' of rain over the last 24 hours, but a few spots received OVER 1 inch of rain. Check out some rainfall totals over the last day below.

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Rain transitioned over to snow for a short period of time early on Saturday. A dusting of snow was reported in a few communities. High pressure is now building over the region! Sun and clouds with seasonable temperatures are expected during the day. Plan for more clouds tonight with isolated showers early on Sunday. Winds have also been decreasing since this morning and will be much calmer throughout the weekend.

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ALERTS:
Following all of the excessive rain, The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued flood warnings for a few locations including Stark County, Killbuck Creek and the Black River.
Remember to always turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

  • Stark County's flood warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday for ongoing flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. According to the NWS, The gage on the West Branch of the Nimishillen Creek reached 14.2 feet or major flood stage, early this morning. As of 9:30 a.m., the gage on the West Branch of Nimishillen Creek near Canton was at 13.5 feet and falling. Flooding is still ongoing near Water Works Park in Canton.
  • Killbuck Creek Near Killbuck affecting Wayne and Holmes Counties is under a flood warning until early Monday morning. Killbuck is expected to crest at 16.4 feet this afternoon. Flood stage is 15.2 feet and at 16.0 feet, flooded roads in and near Killbuck include Water Street, County Road 621, State Route 60 south, State Route 520, as well as local low-lying roads. It is forecast to fall below flood stage Sunday evening.
  • Black River at Elyria affecting Lorain County is under a flood warning until late Saturday evening. Minor flooding is forecasted as the river is expected to rise above flood stage to a crest of 10.0 feet this afternoon. The flood stage is 9.5 feet. It will then fall below flood stage late Saturday afternoon.

For other flood warnings across Ohio, you can find more information here.

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