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Winter Weather Advisory, Flood Watch
Posted on: 02/04/2014
By  Mike Cullums
 
WEDNESDAY UPDATE: The Winter Weather Advisory was allowed to expire at 10 AM, while the Flood Watch was canceled early.
 
The area received mostly freezing rain and sleet, and conditions early this morning were treacherous. But temperatures climbed into the mid 30s by mid-morning, greatly helping road crews.
 
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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory and a Flood Watch for the Marietta area. (Updated 5:00 PM Tues.)
 
Winter Weather Advisory: in effect until 10 AM Wednesday. Rain is likely with a chance of freezing rain this evening...then rain and freezing rain likely after midnight. Ice accumulation up to 0.25 inch. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent tonight.
 
Flood Watch: in effect from 8 PM tonight until 12 PM Wednesday. Up to an inch of rainfall is expected which, combined with 5-9 inches of snow on the ground and several ice jams on area creeks, could cause flooding.
 
Stay tuned to WMOA or WJAW for updated information and alerts.
 
Our stations use NWS "zone" forecasts. You can find the current Washington County  forecast and related information here

Travel Advisory: Southwest and south central Ohio is under an Ice Storm Warning. Central and northern Ohio including the I-70 corridor is under a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow. State officials are strongly discouraging travel overnight and on Wednesday.

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