Flood Watch for Athens Co until 8:00AM, Thu, 7/7/22, monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Athens County until 8:00AM, Thursday, July 7, 2022.

WHAT…Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

WHERE…Portions of southeast Ohio and West Virginia, including the following counties, in southeast Ohio, Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton and Washington.

WHEN… Until 8:00AM, Thursday, July 7, 2022.

IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Repeated rounds of thunderstorms will result in rainfall of 1 to 3 inches of rain with locally higher amounts. For more information, go to: http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.