The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for portions of Scioto County and the surrounding area. Isolated strong to severe storms will be possible Wednesday afternoon with the main threats being damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.
The rain will change to snow by Wednesday night with up to an inch of accumulation possibly by daybreak Thursday.
Wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour will be possible at the cold air rushes in. Those wind gusts will be possible through Thursday as reinforcing shots of cold air occur during the day.
A total snow accumulation of 1-2 inches is possible by Thursday evening.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The high will be near 62. Southeast wind 9 to 13 miles per hour becoming south in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts will be between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday night rain showers will occur before 4 a.m., then rain and snow showers are likely with a low around 35 and southwest wind at around 16 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.
Rain and snow showers are likely before 9 a.m. Thursday, and then snow showers. The high will be near 40. West wind 15 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 29 miles per hour. Again the chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.
Flood waters just feet from crossing the Second Street Bridge in Portsmouth.
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