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Eyes on the Skies, Then the Rivers
Posted on: 07/10/2013
By  Mike Cullums
 
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A welcome weather change is coming to southeast Ohio on Thursday, but the next 24 hours could be dicey or even dangerous. Then concern will turn to the Ohio and Muskingum rivers.
 
The National Weather Service in Charleston says periods of severe storms and very heavy rainfall are likely this afternoon and evening, before an overnight cold front sweeps in much dryer air and moderate temperatures.
 
Forecasters say the main threat through tonight will continue to be excessive rainfall, causing flooding concerns through tonight. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible, which could cause significant flash flooding and small stream flooding.
 
A Flood Warning for eastern Washington County specifically for Duck Creek and the Little Muskingum has been extended until 7:45 p.m. today (Wed.)
 
After the weather begins to improve tomorrow, the mainstem rivers will need to be monitored for possible late week flooding.
 
In addition to flood threats, the NWS says storms this afternoon and this evening will be capable of producing winds of 60 to 70 miles per hour. Combined with saturated soils, these winds could cause damage to trees and utility lines and poles.
 
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