Minor flooding possible in Allen, Putnam counties


First Posted: 9/26/2011

LIMA Heavy rain overnight combined with more rainfall this morning could lead to minor flooding and ponding of water on roadways, according to the National Weather Service.Thunderstorms dumped between an inch and an inch and a half of rain on parts of the region since midnight. That, combined with an additional half inch this morning, could lead to minor flooding and water pooling on roadways.Drivers are reminded not to drive through water-covered roadways, since the water depth may be too great to get your car across to safety. If you have flooding to report, call your local law enforcement agency to relay it to the National Weather Service.It's the start of a rainy week for the region. The rain should tail off early this afternoon, but more is on the way after 2 a.m. Tuesday. Then more showers are likely between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, followed by more of the same Wednesday. High temperatures will remain in the 60s all week. Sunny conditions should return Thursday, Friday and through the weekend, though.Despite the predicted rainfall, no local rivers are expected to reach flood stage yet this week. The Blanchard River in Ottawa is only predicted to reach 18 feet at 2 a.m. Wednesday, 5 feet below flood stage.

Minor flooding possible in Allen, Putnam counties Minor flooding possible in Allen, Putnam counties

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