Heavy Rain Tonight. Some Flood Watches Posted

Heavy Rain Tonight. Some Flood Watches Posted

Heavy Rain Tonight. Some Flood Watches Posted

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is extending its flood watch until Monday. First, you have to know the difference.

Anahola Stream and Kapaa Stream are out of bank and running high after heavy rain over the weekend.

The GRCA issued the watch through to Tuesday, April 17, and cites current forecasts of local rainfall totals expected to reach 90 millimeters in some areas along the Grand River.

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Traffic delays and road closures are likely for many morning commuters.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for southwestern Pennsylvania, along with parts of eastern OH and northern West Virginia.

The GRCA adds that areas upstream of major reservoirs, such as Grand Valley and Drayton, along with New Hamburg and Ayr on the Nith river, may be especially prone to flooding. This is why a Flood Watch has been issued until Monday at 4 a.m. Residents need to keep an eye out for localized flooding and ponding on the roads.

"Parts of the state could see as much as three inches of rain by the time this system ends", PEMA Director Richard D. Flinn Jr. said.

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