Heavy rains continue this morning as flash flood watch remains in effect

Forecast

A tornado warning issued earlier Monday has been canceled for Madison and Franklin counties.

The Franklin County EMA director Jeff Young says they have not received any reports of damage at this time.

VIDEO: Apparent tornado spotted in West Jefferson

A TORNADO WATCH is in effect until 9 p.m.

A tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Monday evening for locations east of I-75. The National Weather Service says the main threat will be damaging wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, but an isolated tornado and large hail cannot be ruled out.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until Tuesday evening

COLUMBUS QUICK FORECAST

  • Today: Showers likely, heavy rain, p.m. thunderstorms possible. High 77
  • Tonight: Showers, heavy rain, chance of thunderstorms. Low 59
  • Tuesday: More rain, cooler. High 64
  • Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers. High 63
  • Thursday: Partly sunny, chance of showers. High 69
  • Friday: Morning showers and thunderstorms, then Partly sunny. High 76

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Good Monday evening!

It’s already been an active weather night, and the chance for more strong to severe storms continues.

As the next round of rain and storms move into the area, we will be watching for the threat for flash flooding, small hail and even the isolated chance for a tornado. Because of this, there is a Tornado Watch in effect until 9 p.m. today, and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for central and western Ohio through Tuesday evening.

As an upper level of low pressure moves into the area slowly progresses, we will see several opportunities for heavy rain. The Flash Flood Watch for central and western Ohio through Tuesday evening means that heavy rain is likely over a short period of time. Total rainfall amounts of 2-3 inches will be possible with some localized amounts to around 4 inches over the next 48 hours. There will be chances of flash flooding with the downpours and possibility of training, where heavy rain repeats over the same areas.

As storms move in from south to north into an unstable atmosphere, we could also see some strong to severe storms. The biggest threat with these storms will be strong, damaging wind and heavy rain, but some small hail and even the chance for a tornado cannot be ruled out, make sure that you have your NBC4 mobile weather app on, and have ways to get updates on our changing weather.

Rain and storm chances will continue through Friday, so even after the time frame of this flood watch, make sure that you are taking precautions for flooding.

We’ll finally start to catch a break from the rain Friday afternoon into the weekend. During this time, temepratures will jump back up to the mid 70s Friday, then 80s on Saturday and Sunday.

Have a great night, and continue to stay weather aware!

-Liz

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