Updated local rain totals expected from Zeta

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A lot of rain is expected over the next 48 hours as the remnants of Hurricane Zeta move into the Ohio Valley on Thursday. Somewhere between 1.0-inch and 1.5-inches of rain will be possible locally Thursday and Thursday night.

PROJECTED RAINFALL TOTALS for Ohio from NWSWPC through Friday afternoon.

While major flooding doesn’t look to be a big issue, there can be high water on some of our roads if heavy rainfall occurs due to leaves blocking the storm drains. You also might want to take a look at your gutters today and clear any leaves that might block drainage.

Widespread rain will begin moving in from the south later tonight. Once it arrives, it will rain pretty much all day Thursday. There can be periods of moderate to heavy rainfall at times through Thursday night.

The system will be a fairly fast-mover. We should see rain taper off early Friday morning before exiting east of our area by early afternoon Friday.

AFTER THE RAIN – TURNING COLD
It will turn colder Friday behind the rain. If you’ve managed to keep your garden going, it will likely not survive the cold nighttime temperatures headed our way. Below freezing temperatures are in the forecast for Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday mornings.

A couple of folks asked about weather conditions for trick-or-treating. So far, it still looks dry but chilly early Saturday evening.

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