DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Darke, Mercer and Shelby counties are under a flood watch through late Wednesday night.
UPDATE 11 AM: Widespread heavy rain is continuing to move through the region with gusty winds expected.
[10:45 AM] Widespread rain continues across the local area, with the heaviest rain in central/south-central OH. This will continue through the afternoon before becoming more scattered this evening, esp. east of I-75. Gusty winds to 25-30 MPH expected near/W of I-75 this evening. pic.twitter.com/TwXa4LOxPf— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) September 22, 2021
MORNING FORECAST: Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Carly Smith said temperatures are falling behind a cold front. At midnight it was 70 degrees. At 6 a.m. the temperature was 58 degrees. Temperatures will stay in the upper 50s well into the afternoon.
We will continue to see a soggy day. It’s a washout with periods of heavy rain all day long. 2-4 inches of rain is likely. Be prepared to move to higher ground if you live in a flood-prone area.
The wind will be gusty. We have seen 30 mph wind gusts Wednesday morning. The combination of wind and saturated soil may lead to fallen trees. There is a fallen tree on Riverside Dr. at Ridge Ave.
[5:24 AM] A cold front will move east across the area today as low pressure along the boundary deepens. This system will bring widespread showers and embedded thunderstorms. Locally heavy rain will be possible. A strong or severe storm may occur over the far east this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/Am7m7NhQiV— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) September 22, 2021
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