Flash Flood Watch issued


DARKE COUNTY — A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday evening for portions of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, including the following counties:

Ohio: Adams, Auglaize, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, Highland, Hocking, Licking, Logan, Madison, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Shelby, Union and Warren.

Indiana: Dearborn, Fayette, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Union and Wayne.

Kentucky: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson.

Occasional showers and thunderstorms are expected across the area Tuesday. Some of the storms will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall, with rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour possible. With the ground already nearly saturated, additional heavy rain could lead to flash flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch means that flooding of small streams, creeks and other drainage areas is possible within the watch area. People in the watch area should keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for immediate action should heavy rains and flooding occur or a Flash Flood Warning be issued.