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Flash flooding a concern as forecast shows rain

Residents here can take a breather as the threat for severe weather has diminished, but flash flooding is a concern as rain remains in the forecast.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Butler, Warren and Clinton counties until 6 a.m.

Most of the Storm Center 7 viewing area will not have to worry, but some heavy rainfall could develop Thursday mainly in the areas under the Flash Flood Watch, according to meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.

“A few showers and thunderstorms are possible as a cold front approaches,” Vrydaghs said.

Showers and thunderstorms are still possible overnight with lows near 70.

Highs will be in the lower 80s on Thursday.

“A bit of sunshine is expected to return in the afternoon, but that may lead to some instability and the better chances for showers and thunderstorms to return,” Vrydaghs said.

The chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms continue Friday and Saturday, with highs expected to be in the low 80s.

Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rains and high winds Wednesday.

Tom Tatham of DP&L said the storm affected 5,700 total customers. Power was restored within several minutes for most, but about 1,200 remained without power heading toward 9 p.m. Tatham said power should be restored to everyone who was affected tonight.

An electric surge from nearby lightning is being blamed for a fire that damaged a detached garage of a home on West Second Street, West Alexandria Fire Chief Jeff Shafer said.

He estimated damage to the 30-foot by 50-foot steel-shelled garage at $18,000 to its contents and $15,000 to the structure. Lawn mowers and power equipment were among the items that were inside the garage.

News Center 7 checked out several reports of trees and tree branches coming down, particularly in the Germantown area, on Angela Court, Butter Street and the 200 block of Bradley Drive.

The weather delayed the repair of a utility pole in West Carrollton, where 650 people are without power. The pole was broken Tuesday night, but crews had to back away from repairs as lightning and rain hit the area, according to DP&L spokeswoman Laurie Denger said.

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