(Findlay, OH) Torrential downpours are expected to increase the risk of flooding today in northwest Ohio.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through 11 a.m. Friday. Forecasts call for several inches of rain, causing flooding in low-lying areas near rivers and streams. Standing water in areas of already saturated soil is also likely.
A flash flood warning is now up for Hancock County and its communities along the Blanchard River and Eagle Creek. The National Weather service says three inches of rain already has fallen at the Findlay Airport and thunderstorms are producing heavy rain this morning.
Those storms already are causing some flooded streets in the Flag city and high-water related road closures elsewhere. The flash flood warning includes Fostoria, Bluffton, McComb, and several villages until 11 a.m. Thursday.
Additional warnings have been issued in Seneca and Wyandot Counties. A considerable amount of rain fell early this morning resulting in widespread flooding problems. The warning runs through 11:45am this morning.
Some of the communities that can expect to see flooding include Tiffin, Fostoria, Upper Sandusky, Forest, Green Springs, Bloomville, Sycamore, Morral, New Riegel, Marseilles, Carey, Attica, Nevada, Bettsville, Republic, Wharton, Harpster, Kirby, Flat Rock and Bascom.