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Storm survey scheduled for Mercer Co., flood warnings across the area

Published: Saturday, November 04, 2017 @ 7:15 AM
Updated: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 3:49 AM
By: Breaking News Staff

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Celina Schools closed Monday post storms
  • Severe thunderstorm watch until 1 a.m. Monday
  • Flash flood watch for most of area until Monday morning
  • Cooler temperatures for week ahead

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Heavy rain will continue to move across the Miami Valley until about 2 a.m. The following watches and warnings are in effect:

  • All flash flood warnings have been cancelled. 

UPDATE @ 2:19 a.m.

Previously issued flash flood warning cancelled for Warren County. 

UPDATE @ 1:18 a.m.

Previously issued tornado warning for SE Clinton County has been cancelled. 

UPDATE @ 1:00 a.m.

Record daily maximum rainfall of 3.57 inches set in Dayton yesterday, breaking the initial record set in 1948. 

UPDATE @ 9:04 p.m.

Celina Schools will be closed Monday due to the Sunday storms, the district announced.

UPDATE @ 8:02 p.m.

Two tornadoes may have touched down in Mercer County Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

A storm survey is scheduled for Monday morning and will reveal more details about the severe storms that made their way through Wabash and Celina.

The survey will focus on supercell thunderstorms that moved through the county, according to the weather service.

Of the two suspected tornadoes, the strongest hit the east end of Celina’s business district. 

Final results from the survey are expected Monday evening, with officials saying the study may move east into Western Auglaize County.

A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for Greene, Clinton and Warren counties until 8:30 p.m. 

UPDATE @ 7:21 p.m.

A tornado watch for the area has expired. A severe thunderstorm watch remains until 1 a.m. for areas Interstate 70 and south.

A flash flood warning is issued until 10:30 p.m. for Miami and Montgomery counties. A flash flood warning is issued until 10 p.m. for Preble County and Wayne and Union counties in Indiana.

UPDATE @ 6:33 p.m.

The National Weather Service has cancelled a previously issued tornado warning for Clark County.

The fast moving storm continues to travel east as a tornado.

A tornado warning issued by the service earlier today has been canceled for the entire Miami Valley

UPDATE @ 6:29 p.m.

A tornado warning has been issued for Clark until 7:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service warns a strong thunderstorm will affect many Central Ohio counties as well as Clark and Greene Counties.

UPDATE @ 6:04 p.m.

A nearly 200-yard wide, EF1 tornado touched down in Mercer County near Celina Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

>> PHOTOS: November storms, tornado in Miami Valley

The service reports several business and over 100 vehicles on Celina's east side were damaged in the storm. 

Windows have been blown out of some buildings as the storms continues to move east across the Miami Valley. 

Severe thunderstorm warnings remain in effect for Champaign and Clark counties until 6:15 p.m.

UPDATE @ 5:49 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning is issued until 5:45 p.m. for Champaign, Clark and Miami counties.

>>Celina mayor describes storm damage as ‘tremendous’

UPDATE @ 5:25 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning is issued until 5:45 p.m. for Champaign, Darke, Miami, Shelby counties.

UPDATE @ 4:18 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been canceled for most of Darke County but remains until 4:30 p.m. for northern Darke County.

The severe thunderstorm warning has expired for Auglaize and Mercer counties. 

In St. Marys, reports are in of a building with its roof blown off and trees down.

A severe thunderstorm warning is issued until 5 p.m. for Logan Counties.

UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Darke County until 4:30 p.m. 

The tornado watch is still active until 7 p.m. for west central Ohio.

A strong line of thunderstorms are coming into Franklin and parts of southwest Butler County until 4:30 p.m.

The tornado warning for Mercer County has expired, but severe thunderstorm warnings remain in effect until 4:15 p.m. for Mercer and Auglaize counties.

UPDATE @ 2:49 p.m.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Mercer County Sunday afternoon.

A tornado watch remains in affect for Auglaize and Mercer counties until 3:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Storm Center 7 Meteorologists strongly advise those living in the warning areas to take shelter.

A caller into our newsroom reports his sister-in-law had a barn ripped from its foundation on her property.

UPDATE @ 2:12 p.m.

A tornado warning has been issued for Mercer County until 2:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

DETAILED FORECAST

TONIGHT:Lingering showers are expected overnight tonight, but it looks like the severe threat ends as we move overnight into early Monday. Temperatures will drop through the 50s overnight.

Flash Flood Watch for the following counties until 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6: Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Delaware, Franklin, Greene, Hardin, Licking, Logan, Madison, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Union

Monday: A few lingering showers are likely early Monday. Highs Monday will be in the early morning hours in the upper 50s. Temperatures will fall during the day through the lower 50s and 40s.

Election Day: More clouds linger into Tuesday, but it looks to be a mainly dry and cooler day with highs in the lower 50s..

Wednesday: Partly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the upper 40s.

Thursday: Another cool day is expected. Temperatures in the morning will be close to freezing. Highs in the afternoon will be in the middle 40s under partly cloudy skies.