CLEVELAND (AP) — A combination of melting snow and rain is expected to produce a threat of flooding over the northern half of Ohio.
The Cleveland office of the National Weather Service says melting snow will release a significant amount of water as warmer temperatures move into the state Thursday. Forecasters say any heavy rain could produce significant flooding, with some river flooding likely.
A flood watch will be in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Some areas under the watch include Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lucas and Ottawa counties.
A watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
Meteorologist Andy Latto (LAHT'-toh) at the weather service's Wilmington office says no flood watches were issued for southern Ohio. But there could be some heavy rain with a chance of flooding.