Stark County will join Holmes and Wayne counties under a National Weather Service flood watch starting Wednesday night.
Stark County will come under a flood watch starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday. This watch is expected to expire Thursday afternoon.
“We are expecting some heavy rain,” said Brian Mitchell, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service’s Cleveland bureau. “Areas prone to flood could see some flooding. If there is, at that point we would put out a flood warning.”
The flood watch also will include Wayne and Holmes counties.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service already has Carroll, Tuscarawas and Columbiana counties under a flood watch.
“Some of the small creeks and streams are kind of swelled,” said meteorologist Bob Coblentz of the National Weather Service’s Pittsburgh bureau, which monitors parts of eastern Ohio. “The ground is kind of saturated. The ground can’t take any more moisture.”