The National Weather Service Cleveland office has issued a flash flood watch for the entire area. Thunderstorms producing high rainfall rates will produce localized rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches in some areas. Rain will end with the passage of a cold front on Friday   morning.

The excessive rainfall may lead to flash flooding of streams, low lying spots, and poor drainage areas especially in urban and hilly locations. Those camping along area streams and rivers should be especially cautious as streams and rivers can rise to dangerous levels very quickly.