CLEVELAND — A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for parts of two Northeast Ohio counties until 10:30 p.m. on Monday evening.
The warning areas cover Northwestern Ashtabula County and Central Lake County.
At 6:34 p.m., Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 3 and 4 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
The affected areas could see flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.
Some locations that may experience flash flooding include Painesville, Ashtabula, Fairport Harbor, Geneva-On-The-Lake, Mentor, Geneva, Madison, North Kingsville, Perry, Mentor-On-The-Lake, North Perry, Grand River, North Madison and Edgewood.
The 3News Weather Team says cold air continues to spill across our warm lake waters, triggering another day of lake effect rain and downpours. We've even had hail and lightning out of some of the more robust "storms"!
This trend will continue tonight into Tuesday and even into Wednesday as the cooler air continues to unload. Bands of lake effect rain, heavy at times, are possible, especially in the "snowbelt" east of Cleveland where another 1-3 inches of rain is possible through Wednesday. For the rest of us, a mix of clouds and some clearing can be expected tonight with a mix of clouds and sun on Tuesday.