Severe thunderstorm warning, tornado watch in effect for Miami Valley
LATEST: Northern Montgomery, southwestern Champaign, northwestern Clark and southeastern Miami counties under severe thunderstorm warning until 4:45 p.m. The tornado warning expired at 4:30 p.m., but a tornado watch stays in effect for the entire Miami Valley through 8 p.m.
LATEST: Parts of Preble and Montgomery counties are under a tornado warning until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
LATEST: Western Montgomery, southern Preble, northern Butler and northwestern Warren counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15 p.m.
Shelby, eastern Preble, western Champaign, Darke, Montgomery and Miami counties are all under a flash flood warning until 7 p.m.
LATEST: A tornado watch is in effect until 8 p.m. for the following counties: Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren.
LATEST: A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Montgomery County until 2:30 p.m. Some residents may have already seen as much as 3 inches of rain near their homes, and up to another inch is possible.
MIAMI VALLEY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A Flash Flood watch has been issued for much of the Miami Valley as spring showers are expected to stay with the area throughout the day.
A warm front moving northward overnight into this morning is reportedly responsible for bring the rain, primarily south of I-70. The main threat for severe weather is late Tuesday afternoon and evening, in advance of the cold front.
Bulter, Clark, Clinton, Greene, Montgomery, Pickaway, Preble and Warren counties are under the watch through late tonight, and may see rainfall of between 1 and 2 inches, or more.
AAA said that severe thunderstorms across the country cause nearly $20 milion in property damage, and floods and flash flooding have caused an addition $15 million.
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