Friday, August 5 2022

A flood watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Sunday in southern and southeast Ohio, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain is expected throughout Saturday and into the night, according to the National Weather Service, and the rain could be heavy at times.

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Meanwhile, northwest Ohio can expect rain on Saturday, then a mix of ice pellets and freezing rain is possible late Saturday evening through early Sunday morning before the precipitation turns to light snow. This could cause slight icing.

Northeast Ohio is expecting rain and then up to an inch of snow by late Sunday morning.

While the Weather Service predicts rain of up to one inch in central Ohio, it says southern Ohio could see up to 2 inches of rain on Saturday.

“Excessive runoff can cause flooding of rivers, creeks, creeks and other low, flood-prone locations,” the weather service said in a hazardous weather advisory. “Streams and creeks can overflow their banks. Flooding can occur in urban and poorly drained areas. Low crossings can be flooded. … People living in flood-prone areas should be prepared to take measures in the event of flooding.

Heaviest rains in the south

The weather service indicates that in the Athens area, for example, showers are expected and a thunderstorm is possible. Some storms could produce heavy rain. High on Saturday will be near 60. Winds will be calm. The chance of precipitation is 100%. Further precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches are possible.

Saturday evening, showers continue and a thunderstorm is possible before midnight, then showers are likely between midnight and 2 a.m., then a risk of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. Some thunderstorms could produce heavy rain. Saturday evening’s low will be around 39. Winds will be light and variable. The chance of precipitation is 100%. Further rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half inch are possible.

On Sunday there is a 50% chance of showers, mostly before 4 p.m. The weather will be mostly cloudy, with temperatures dropping to around 38 by 5 p.m. Further precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible. The low on Sunday evening will be around 11 p.m.

Monday will be sunny, with highs near 34.

Greater Columbus Forecast

In Greater Columbus, expect rain on New Year’s Day with a high near 58. The chance of a wet day is 100%. The new precipitation amounts could be between one-half and three-quarters of an inch.

Saturday evening, rain is likely, mostly before 9 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 70%. The new precipitation amounts could be between a quarter and a half inch.

On Sunday, rain is likely before 10 a.m., then a chance of snow between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The weather will be cloudy with a high near 37. The chance of precipitation is 70%. Further snow accumulation of less than half an inch is possible.

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. And Monday will be sunny, with a high near 32.

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