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Flood Warning for small streams in Richland, Ashland and Holmes Counties in effect until 2:45 a.m. Sunday
9:30 p.m. Update: The steady rain is holding steady along and south of a line from Mansfield to Dover to Steubenville. This will continue to be the case overnight. Expect rainfall amounts by midnight to be as high as 3" in the hardest hit areas. Localized flooding of small streams and low lying areas will be possible overnight. Temps will hover in the upper 60s and lower 70s overnight as clouds stay thick across the entire state.
7:33 p.m. Update: Expect scattered storms to continue to build NE through Ohio this evening. The stalled out cold front will act like a wall, keeping the rain from spreading north and east too quickly. The same areas will continue to get rain. watch for ponding on the roads and low lying areas.
6:41 p.m. Update: Temps struggled to warm much today thanks to the clouds. Despite the mainly dry afternoon. storms will continue to push through NE OH this evening. We can expect these to stick around until closer to 10pm.
Afternoon Update: Concern for heavy rain increasing for Labor Day! The threat for rain/thunderstorms is increasing for Monday and Monday night, especially along and south of a Toledo to Youngstown line. Isaac's rains will combine with a stationary front to produce 1-2" of rain in this area by Tuesday afternoon. Some spots might even measure 3 inches of rain. Mansfield, Ashland, Wooster, Canton, Dover, New Phily and Youngstown stand the best chance for a Labor Day Soak-Fest!
Meanwhile, today, the thickest clouds will stay along and south of a cold front that will stay stationed along the I-80 corridor. We can't rule out a pop storm along that front, especially with a little daytime heating. Be sure to stay tuned here for details and check out our Live Storm Tracking page.
Morning Update: Temperatures are holding in the middle 70s as clouds continue to push in from the west. Other than a few isolated raindrops, we will stay dry through midday. The storms from this morning's wave are holding south.
A stalled cold front that settled just north of Ohio will put northeast Ohio right in the path of Isaac's leftovers. Don't take that lightly though. The leftovers of Isaac will still give us several chances for rain through your holiday weekend, including isolated strong thunderstorms.
Your Saturday will be mainly dry but cloudy. As the clouds are spinning off of the low to our west we can't rule out isolated showers throughout the day. I still believe the best chance will hold off until this afternoon south of I-80. Temperatures today will stay about 10 degrees cooler than Friday as clouds stay thick much of the day. Expect afternoon temps to top out in the lower 80s through the weekend.
As the center of low pressure creeps closer to Ohio, expect more rain. We will continue to see these waves spin through the state but they will become more numerous. Stay tuned for more details on newsnet5.com
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