Flood threats follow night of severe weather in the Tri-State

All severe weather warnings in effect for Tri-State counties have expired but concerns over flooding continue to linger.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington (NWS) has issued multiple FLOOD WARNINGS  issued for various parts of southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky by the National Weather Service in Wilmington were canceled just before 6:10 a.m., roughly 20 minutes before they were set to expire. 

The counties affected included:

  • Ohio: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren
  • Northern Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Kenton

But the threat of flooding continues in most parts of the Tri-State, especially in eastern Indiana where some areas received as much as 4 inches over two days. Flood Watches for most of the region are in effect until 7 a.m.

"Heavy rain of 1 1/2 inches to over 3 inches has fallen across the warned area in the past 24 hours. This rainfall on very saturated ground has led to widespread flooding," reported the NWS at 2:35 a.m. Sunday. Much of the Tri-State received rain at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour over parts of Friday and Saturday and into Sunday morning.

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While the threat of flooding persists, the NWS reports "less than 1/4 of an inch" of rain is expected to fall during this storm and the water will continue to slowly recede.

Residents are advised to move to higher ground, stay away from flood areas and avoid flood-prone areas. Some roads across the area remain affected by high water, according to local police.

The threat of severe weather wasn't limited to flooding Saturday.

Most Tri-State counties were under SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS throughout various parts of the evening. However, most of the severe weather exited the region by 1 a.m.

The last of the Warnings was issued for the eastern portion of the southwest Ohio. The severity of the storm led the National Weather Service to issue a TORNADO WARNING for Adams County.

At 12:32 a.m. EST radar indicated severe thunderstorms located along a line extending from Idaho to Head of Grassy moving east at 55 mph, according to the NWS. The NWS said the storm was capable of producing damaging winds of up to 80 mph.

Both the thunderstorm and the tornado warnings were scheduled until 1 a.m. but they were canceled before 12:45 a.m. 

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