Update at 8:45 a.m.:
The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Advisory to 11:15 a.m. for the following areas...
BOONE COUNTY IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY... CAMPBELL COUNTY IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY... EASTERN GALLATIN COUNTY IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY... GRANT COUNTY IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY... KENTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY... EASTERN OWEN COUNTY IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY... PENDLETON COUNTY IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY... NORTHEASTERN DEARBORN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA... OHIO COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA... EXTREME EASTERN SWITZERLAND COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA... CLERMONT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST OHIO... HAMILTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST OHIO...
Original story posted at 8:06 a.m.:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Another day, another inch or two of rain for the tri-state.
A line of thunderstorms early Wednesday morning has caused more problems for flooding and area roads which had only been on the cusp of becoming submerged.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio expects between two and three inches of rain to fall by Wednesday evening. One to 1.5 inches have been measured during the morning.
A Flood Advisory is in effect until 9:45 a.m. for Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland, and southern Ripley County in southeast Indiana as well as Boone, Carroll, Gallatin, and western Owen County in northern Kentucky.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in the entire Eagle 99.3 listening area through late Wednesday night.
The near total runoff of Wednesday’s rain has been causing a number of traffic problems.
State Road 56 just south of Lesko Park in Aurora was lightly covered by water from both the Ohio River and runoff from an adjacent hill. Cars are being allowed to pass through and the Indiana Department of Transportation has placed signs warning motorists to slow down because of the high water.
INDOT also reports State Road 56 at Lamb Drive and Detour Road in Switzerland County is closed by high water.
When encountering a flooded roadway, INDOT urges drivers to turn around and not drive through standing water. According to the National Weather Service most flooding deaths occur in automobiles. Six inches of standing water is enough to stall a vehicle and a foot of water will float many automobiles.
The Ohio River at Cincinnati was at nearly 53.7 feet as of 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, about two feet over flood stage. It is expected to crest again at 55.7 feet Thursday afternoon.
The Ohio River at Markland Dam will crest at 55.5 feet on Thursday, about 4.5 feet over flood stage of 51 feet. The river is at 51.2 feet as of 7:00 a.m.
A Flood Warning will remain in effect for areas along the Ohio River until Saturday.