Flood Watch National Weather Service Charleston WV 640 AM EST Wed Jan 23 2019 OHZ075-076-083>086-231945- /O.CON.KRLX.FA.A.0002.190123T1800Z-190124T1500Z/ /00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Athens-Washington-Jackson OH-Vinton-Meigs-Gallia- Including the cities of Athens, Marietta, Belpre, Jackson, Wellston, Oak Hill, McArthur, Hamden, Pomeroy, and Gallipolis 640 AM EST Wed Jan 23 2019 ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... The Flood Watch continues for * A portion of southeast Ohio, including the following areas, Athens, Gallia, Jackson OH, Meigs, Vinton, and Washington. * From 1 PM EST this afternoon through Thursday morning * Moderate rainfall is expected late today into tonight ahead of a cold front. Rainfall amounts are expected to total roughly 1 inch by early Thursday morning. In addition, several inches of snow is expected to melt due to the rain and temperatures well above freezing. This will add additional water to creeks and streams in the area. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.