Flash Flood Watch in effect; Storms expected for Tuesday

Heavy rains hit the area Monday, including this image taken near Carillon Park on Patterson. NICHOLAS GRAHAM/STAFF
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Heavy rains hit the area Monday, including this image taken near Carillon Park on Patterson. NICHOLAS GRAHAM/STAFF

Heavy rains expected through tomorrow have prompted a Flash Flood Watch in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday for the entire region from the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Flash Flood Advisories have expired across the Miami Valley.

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The NWS confirmed a tornado Monday evening that happened about 4:50 p.m. about eight miles east of London, Ohio, in Madison County. Crews will be out to survey the tornado path to determine damage and the storm’s rating.

Tornado sirens went off in Xenia around 2:15 p.m., but police dispatch said alarms were sounded accidentally.

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The chance of storms continues Tuesday, as does the Flash Flood Watch. Storms capable of producing heavy rain are expected, mainly in the morning and afternoon. Showers are expected in the evening, but the chance of a storm is lower. It will start to cool, with high temperatures reaching the upper 60s and lows in the lower 50s.

Expect cloudy skies and cooler conditions Wednesday with highs in the mid-60s and lows in the lower 50s. The evening likely will be mostly cloudy. The chance for rain for Wednesday is about 30 percent.

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