The Stormtracker 7 team is forecasting between 4-6″ of rain to fall between Friday night and Monday morning, which will cause some flooding across the Ohio Valley.
A large low pressure system associated with a cold front has been combined with Tropical Depression Gordon, causing a large amount of rain to fall across the Midwest already.
The Stormtracker 7 team is forecasting that rain will be falling at a steady rate (with periods of heavier rain at times) over the course of this weekend until Monday evening across the Ohio Valley. Some isolated spots could see up to 8″ of rain total by Monday evening.
***These forecasts are subject to change at any time.
The flooding concern is not expected to be as 2004 when Ivan rolled through.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a flood watch for the entire Northern Panhandle and Eastern Ohio until Monday evening.
If you come across a flooded roadway, do NOT drive through it. Turn around, don’t drown.
The Ohio River at Wheeling is causing some concern as it is expected to hit its flood stage of 36’ sometime Monday morning. The crest of the river currently is forecasted for Wednesday morning at 41.8 feet.
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