Heavy rains headed to Butler County with flash flooding possible

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Heavy rains starting later today in Butler County and throughout southwest Ohio could lead to some flooding, prompting a flash flood watch beginning at 3 p.m., according to the weather forecast from Journal-News’ media partner WCPO-TV.

The forecasters said the heaviest rains are expected to start at 4 p.m., and a WCPO 9 First Warning Weather Alert Day will continue through 7 a.m. Thursday “due to heavy rain and flash flooding concerns in the Tri-State.”

“Temperatures start around 30 degrees with a cloudy sky,” according to WCPO. “Showers will move up from the south from 10 a.m. to noon, giving us widespread light rain at midday. Then showers will be steady as we get off work today as well with a high of 40. But the heaviest rain is set to arrive this evening, coming down quickly across the Ohio Valley.”

A Flash Flood Watch begins at 3 p.m. for most of the Tri-State today, said forecasters.