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Soaking Rain Coming Monday

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We've got a quiet weekend on the docket, at least weather-wise.  There's plenty to do outdoors this weekend and our forecast will cooperate.  That changes on Monday, though, as a new rain-maker arrives.

This system is coming out of Texas.  It's an upper-level storm at the moment, based over Austin.  It's already picking up Gulf moisture and energy.  That's a recipe for heavy rainfall, just as some local rivers are starting to recover from minor flooding.  All computer models agree on rough timing and a general storm track up the Ohio River.  There's a good chance that some will see an inch of fresh rain.  Severe weather looks likely over the Deep South, but not here in northern Ohio and Michigan.  The showers should begin early afternoon Monday, lasting well into the overnight.  Expect a dreary Monday afternoon.

For the time being, the Blanchard at Findlay is actually doing well.  The river crested just below minor flood stage.  The Portage River at Woodville, however, is set to crest at anytime.  The river has jumped about 2.5' over the past couple of days.

The Maumee at Grand Rapids has jumped almost ten feet (!) over the past two days.  It's expected to crest later today, just short of moderate flood stage. 

That heavy rain coming Monday could make things worse but most rivers will crest prior to the rain's onset. 

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