NWS predicts river to be less than a foot from minor flood stage

Water flows in Rock Creek near TR 159 and CR 16 Monday afternoon.

National Weather Service predicted the level for Sandusky River at Tiffin would reach about a foot below minor flood stage.

As of 6:45 p.m. Monday, the river was in action stage – which begins at 6 feet – at 7.78 feet. The weather service’s highest forecast was at 8.2 feet at 8 a.m. today.

Minor flood state is 9 feet, according to the weather service.

A flash flood watch for part of the region was to expire at 4 a.m. today.

According to National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms were likely, mainly between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. today, with a 60-percent chance of precipitation.

According to the weather service, new rainfall measuring between a quarter of an inch and half an inch was possible.

National Weather Service’s forecast predicted today’s weather would be mostly cloudy.

It predicted a chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and said showers were likely Thursday.