Wednesday, February 28, 2007


The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WATCH from Thursday through Friday morning for portions of North Central Ohio, including Lorain County.

Rain showers will spread into the area early Thursday and continue heavy at times through Thursday night before tapering off Friday. Rainfall amounts across the area are expected to range from 1 to 2 inches. In addition warmer weather air will accompany the rain resulting in melting snow. The combination of the rainfall and melting snow could result in flooding. Flooding is possible in low-lying areas and along rivers and streams.

The threat of flooding will be heightened further along rivers susceptible to ice jams. The onset of flooding due to ice jams can occur quickly as the flow of water stops abruptly behind the ice. People near rivers and large streams should monitor levels frequently.

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be ALERT for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding occur.

TMC NEWS will send out an EMAIL ALERT if the flood watch is upgraded to a FLOOD WARNING. If you have not yet signed up for our EMAIL ALERTS you can do so now by just emailing your request to


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