Flash Flooding Again

This time it is Interior Southern Ohio under the gun for flooding.

Flash Flood Warning

Wednesday evening thunderstorms prowled Southern Ohio and Central WV generally north of I-64 with heat lightning flickering points south.

These storms came charging out of Indiana and Western Ohio where they had a history of producing street flooding downpours and power flickers from wind and lightning.

By 1 AM, new thunderstorms were training from Ross thru Jackson into Vinton, Meigs and Athens Counties. Warnings for high water are warranted from the National Weather Service in these areas overnight.

Beat calls to 911 centers and police in this area showed Vinton County has taken the brunt of the high water. Road closures included Rt 93 south out of McArthur, Rt 683 near Allensville and 324 and 56 north of McArthur.

If you live along a stream prone to flooding, monitor water levels frequently if heavy rains pound down for longer than 1 hour and be prepared to seek high ground if flood waters approach your home.

Motorists are reminded of the peril in crossing flooded roads at night when vision is poor.

As for Thursday, we will remain in a tropical environment with a dazzling array of alto-cumulus congestus clouds towering to the heavens. The tropical humidity left behind from last night’s storms will make for a close feeling today.

That high octane humidity could spell a new round of afternoon downpours on Thursday. Local flooding will again be possible.
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