DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Storms rolling through the Miami Valley, combined with Wednesday’s rain, is causing flooding in Preble and Darke counties. Low lying areas around Eaton,especially east of the city are the hardest hit by rising water.
More than three inches of rain has hit the ground in the past 24 hours, flooding creeks, streets, yards, and fields.
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Darke and Preble counties until 8:45 Thursday night. A Flash Flood Watch is on for Clinton, Greene, Butler, Warren, Wayne, Preble, and Montgomery counties.
All of this comes on top of Wednesday’s thunderstorms that popped up in the afternoon and continued through the night.
At one point Wednesday night, Dayton Power & Light reported more than 4,000 people without power across their coverage area. More than half of that was in the area of New Lebanon.
In Warren County, the Waynesville saw a large number of toppled trees and downed lines causing the loss of power to as many as 2,000 customers.
According to the National Weather Service, the storm that hit the Waynesville area was a microburst causing straight line wind damage.
So far, Thursday’s storms have been all rain and high water, with little damage being reported.
With a weak front slowly drifting through, the area could see a few more showers and thunderstorms.
“On Friday, a disturbance will ride along the front which will still be draped across the region,” says Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik. “This will lead to more showers and thunderstorms in the area.”
With many more clouds around, it will not be quite as hot. It will still feel humid, however, with the temperature topping out in the mid 80s.
Rain chances now look to drop over the weekend, with a slight chance for a few showers Saturday.
Sunday looks completely dry, and a little less humid, too.