A flash flood warning has expired for parts of two Northeast Ohio counties, but officials are still encouraging citizens to stay on alert.
The National Weather Service issued the warning for the southern portion of Ashtabula County and the northeastern portion of Trumbull County until 1:45 p.m. Saturday. At least four inches of rain fell in the area, with some significant flooding taking place.
The Trumbull County Sheriff's Office tells WKYC roughly 25-30 homes had to be evacuated due to high water. Multiple roads have been closed in Kinsman Township as well, and a flood advisory is now in effect in southern Ashtabula and Northern Trumbull until 7:45 p.m.
In addition, a flood advisory was issued for Northeastern Geauga, almost all of Lake, and West Central Ashtabula Counties until 12:30 p.m. (along with most of the rest of Trumbull County until noon). While roughly 3 1/2 inches of rain have come down in those areas, no additional rain is expected.
Some people have been sharing pictures of flooding on social media, including the Windsor Fire Department in Ashtabula County. The Geauga County Sheriff's Office confirmed the intersection of State Routes 86 and 166 in Thompson Township was closed due to high water.
This flooding comes in the middle of an excessive heat warning, with virtually all of Northeast Ohio expected to be dealing with dangerously hot temperatures until Saturday night.
FORECAST: Hot, humidity, showers & storms!