Soggy Saturday – morning update

Many places picked up around 0.50″ of rainfall through 7AM this morning, but we’re far from done. A low pressure system will push right through northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio today, bringing round after round of rainfall to the area. Heavy rain will be likely at times, with rainfall rates of over 1″/hr possible. With the rain and low clouds, watch out for reduced visibility. Some storms will also be possible in our area later this morning and early this afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the southern half of our viewing area in a “Marginal Risk” (lowest) for severe storms.

Widespread severe weather is not expected. Most people won’t see severe storms at all, but there is a very isolated chance that a storm or two may produce some gusty winds and large hail.

The biggest threat for all today will be for flash flooding and localized flooding along the rivers and roads. Another 1″-2″ of rainfall will be possible, but some places could see more, especially in any thunderstorms.

Rain should become more scattered later this evening and may mix with some snow as temperatures take a tumble, but the ground will still be mild and wet, so not much – if any – snow will stick. Winds will also pick up overnight with some gusts up to 35 mph possible. Keep checking back for updates!

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