National Weather Service issues flood watch for Tioga County

Joshua Bennett
February 25, 2018

Update: 3:30 p.m. Flood stage for the river is at 25 feet, which is expected to be reached Sunday afternoon.

The watch includes the counties of Adair, Cherokee, Choctaw, Delaware, Haskell, Latimer, Le Flore, McIntosh, Muskogee, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Pushmataha and Sequoyah.

Widespread showers and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rainfall are expected Saturday.

With saturated ground and more rain on the way for the weekend, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Susquehanna Valley through Sunday.

About 50 miles northeast in Lansing, a state of emergency was declared Wednesday "due to imminent flooding in various neighborhoods".

Weather service forecasters say more rain is expected through Saturday, ranging from less than an inch in northern IL to 3 to 4 inches in far southern IL.

Another round of snow for the Midwest and Severe Storms for the South on Saturday. A southern storm system is forecast to move north into the southeastern parts of the state. The greatest threat from the storms will be strong damaging winds and very heavy rain, however an isolated tornado can not be ruled out.

She said there was ample standing water following Thursday's rain but other than Bethel Road there weren't any reports of flooding. Fortunately, by the time we're heading to church or breakfast later in the morning most of the rain chances will have mostly moved out of the area.

A shelter (location to be announced) is planned to open sometime on Saturday for residents who are impacted by the flooding.

Flood Advisory in effect for Ohio River at Pittsburgh until Thursday. The river will then begin falling, but remain above flood stage for the next 5 days. We'll have a few rounds of rain that could add up to an inch or two.

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