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CLEVELAND - Heavy April showers will bring drenched May flowers after almost three inches of rain fell across parts of northern Ohio since Monday.

A slow moving storm system that has walloped the Midwest to Southern states with severe weather since the weekend is also responsible for bringing rain to our area. Monday's rain began around 11 a.m. in the Cleveland area and a round of strong storms on Tuesday evening pounded our southern viewing area with very heavy rain and high winds.

Since the rain started, almost three inches of rain has fallen across our southern counties, south of a line from just east of Findlay to Mansfield and the Akron/Canton area.

Here's a look at storm totals from 11 a.m. Monday morning to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening according to the National Weather Service...

  • Cleveland Hopkins; 1.17 inches
  • Burke Lakefront: .90 inches
  • Lorain/Elyria: 1.87 inches
  • Ashtabula: .82 inches
  • Akron/Canton: 2.50 inches
  • Wooster: 1.49 inches
  • Mansfield: 2.83 inches
  • Youngstown: 1.79 inches
  • New Philadelphia: 2.87 inches

WKYC Meteorologist Betsy Kling says the area will still have a chance of showers with this same storm system on Thursday, although the risk of rain will be much more scattered.

Follow Frank Macek on twitter @frankmacekwkyc

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