Tornado watch canceled; flood threat continues

Tuesday morning, April 3, 2018, rains lead to some flooding around Butler County, including on along a hillside on Woodridge Boulevard, just west Ohio Dixie Highway, in the city of Fairfield.

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Tuesday morning, April 3, 2018, rains lead to some flooding around Butler County, including on along a hillside on Woodridge Boulevard, just west Ohio Dixie Highway, in the city of Fairfield.

UPDATE: 10:24 p.m.: All tornado watches have been canceled.

UPDATE @ 8:23 p.m.:

Tornado Watch is in effect for Butler and Warren counties until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 4 p.m. for Butler County.

Flash Flood Warning for Butler County until 6:45 p.m.

Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Wednesday for Butler and Warren counties.

Flood Warning is in effect until 2 a.m. Thursday for the Great Miami River in Middletown.

Flood Warning is in effect until 8:45 a.m. Thursday for the Great Miami River in Franklin.

UPDATE @ 3:13 p.m.:

Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 4 p.m. for Butler County.

UPDATE @ 1:30 p.m.:

Tornado Watch is in effect for Butler and Warren counties until 8 p.m.

Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Wednesday for Butler and Warren counties.

Flood Warning is in effect until 2 a.m. Thursday for the Great Miami River in Middletown.

Flood Warning is in effect for Butler County until 2:30 p.m.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Flash Flood warning issued for Butler County

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UPDATE @ 10:50 a.m.:

The National Weather Service has extended the flash flood warning in Butler County until 2:30 p.m, but flooding chances for the Great Miami River near Middletown are possible through Wednesday.

Another 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected for the remainder of today.

Flood stage for the river is 12 feet and it had reached 8 feet as of 9 a.m.

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Tuesday morning, April 3, 2018, rains lead to some flooding around Butler County, including in the back yards of some homes on Evalie Drive in the city of Fairfield. 

Credit: Michael D. Pitman

Tuesday morning, April 3, 2018, rains lead to some flooding around Butler County, including in the back yards of some homes on Evalie Drive in the city of Fairfield. 

Credit: Michael D. Pitman

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Tuesday morning, April 3, 2018, rains lead to some flooding around Butler County, including in the back yards of some homes on Evalie Drive in the city of Fairfield. 

Credit: Michael D. Pitman

Credit: Michael D. Pitman

The National Weather Service reports the river continue to rise to near 12.5 feet by this evening. It should fall below flood stage by Wednesday evening.

Water might approach structures south of Ohio 73 between Excello Court and the Great Miami River. This includes properties along Oxford Street.

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Tuesday morning, April 3, 2018, rains lead to some flooding around Butler County, including on Wessel Drive at Pleasant Avenue in Fairfield where the catch basins couldn't keep up with the amount of rain water that fell.

Credit: Michael D. Pitman

Tuesday morning, April 3, 2018, rains lead to some flooding around Butler County, including on Wessel Drive at Pleasant Avenue in Fairfield where the catch basins couldn't keep up with the amount of rain water that fell.

Credit: Michael D. Pitman

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Tuesday morning, April 3, 2018, rains lead to some flooding around Butler County, including on Wessel Drive at Pleasant Avenue in Fairfield where the catch basins couldn't keep up with the amount of rain water that fell.

Credit: Michael D. Pitman

Credit: Michael D. Pitman

UPDATE @ 8:45 a.m.:

Butler County dispatchers are reporting there is flooding all over the county but few accidents due to heaving rains sweeping the area.

“There’s flooding everywhere, road crews out, high water signs are up,” the dispatcher said. “There’s a few crashes.”

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 10:30 a.m. for Butler County.

Another one to two inches of rain is possible which will produce runoff and flash flooding, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kristie Zontini.

“Avoid high water and watch for rapidly changing conditions,” she advises.

Some locations that will experience flooding include: Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, Mason, Oxford, Sharonville, Monroe, Trenton, Springdale, Batesville, Brookville, South Middletown, West Chester and Ross townships, Seven Mile, Oldenburg, Darrtown, Williamsdale, Olde West Chester and Four Bridges.

INITIAL REPORT @ 7:55 a.m.:

There is a Flash Flood Warning in effect for Butler County Tuesday morning as heavy rains pelt the region.

The flood warning is in effect until 10:30 a.m. as another 1-2 inches of rain is possible, which will produce flash flooding. Avoid high water and watch for rapidly changing conditions.

Butler County dispatchers, however, are only reporting one minor crash due to the weather.

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