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Flood Watches issued for incoming heavy rain

Some neighborhoods could see two inches of rain overnight

(WKBN) - There are two watches out this evening for flooding. First, you have to know the difference.

Watch vs. Warning
Watch: A watch is issued when there's a potential for flooding in your area. Moderate to heavy rain showers that will be moving in overnight and the potential for flooding is there for the entire Mahoning Valley. 

Warning: A warning is issued when flooding is taking place near you at that time. Read the warning to find out if it was issued for a specific river or if it is expected to be widespread.

Flash Flooding vs. Flooding
Flash Flooding: A flash flood watch is issued when there is a potential for flooding in a short period of time, generally less than six hours. Flash flooding is extremely dangerous and can take motorists by surprise because the water can rise quickly.

Flooding: A flood watch is issued when there is a potential for localized flooding in your area. With heavy rain, rivers can exceed their banks and ponding can occur on the roads.

Columbiana County
Being the southern-most county, a Flash Flood Watch for Columbiana County has been issued until Monday at 4 a.m. High rainfall rates this evening can cause river and creeks to exceed their banks quickly.

Mahoning County
More than two inches of rain is expected to fall across Mahoning County in the next 12 hours. This is why a Flood Watch has been issued until Monday at 4 a.m. Localized flooding is possible with moderate to heavy showers. Residents need to keep an eye out for localized flooding and ponding on the roads.

Trumbull County
More than two inches of rain is expected to fall across Trumbull County in the next 12 hours. This is why a Flood Watch has been issued until Monday at 4 a.m. Localized flooding is possible with moderate to heavy showers. Residents need to keep an eye out for localized flooding and ponding on the roads.


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