Athens Co FLASH FLOOD WATCH, 8PM Tue, 8/17/21 to 12PM Wed, 8/18/21, monitor forecasts and be prepared to take action

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, and West Virginia, including Athens County, from 8PM Tuesday, 8/17/2021through 12PM Wednesday, 8/18/2021.

Moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred will interact with an upper-level system to result in rounds of showers and thunderstorms this evening into Wednesday.

Rainfall amounts 1.5 to 2.5 inches are expected to occur this evening into early Wednesday. Locally higher amounts are possible. Flash flooding will be possible, especially where several storms move over the same location.


You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.