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Be prepared to deal with high water

Be prepared to deal with high water

(Cleveland) - The National Weather Service in has issued a…

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN OHIO...ASHLAND...ASHTABULA INLAND...ASHTABULA LAKESHORE...CRAWFORD...CUYAHOGA...ERIE OH...GEAUGA...HANCOCK...HOLMES...HURON...KNOX...LAKE...LORAIN... LUCAS...MAHONING...MARION...MEDINA...MORROW...OTTAWA... PORTAGE...RICHLAND...SANDUSKY...SENECA...STARK...SUMMIT... TRUMBULL...WAYNE...WOOD AND WYANDOT. IN NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...CRAWFORD PA...NORTHERN ERIE AND SOUTHERN ERIE.

* FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

* A COMBINATION OF MELTING SNOW AND RAIN WILL PRODUCE A THREAT OF FLOODING FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY. ICE JAMS ON AREA RIVERS MAY ALSO PRODUCE FLOODING.


NWS Meteorologist Jim Kosaric says a significant amount of water will be released by the melting snow as warmer temperatures move in on Thursday.

He tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, rain will enhance the flood threat. Any heavy rain could produce significant flooding. Some river flooding is likely.

Ice jam flooding can develop quickly and make for a more dangerous flood risk. In addition to flooding on streams and rivers...flooding of basements and poor drainage areas is also possible.

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 develop.

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