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Heavy rain expected as cold front approaches


Heavy rain on Sunday will end the dry weather that has allowed area farmers to harvest their crops at a quicker pace the past two weeks.

A cold front from the west will meet moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Karen Saturday night creating the potential for heavy rain and strong winds across southwest Ohio.

“Due to this slow moving front, minor flooding is possible,” said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. “Strong to damaging winds are also possible.”

The threat for these storms will start after midnight and is most likely to impact the area early Sunday morning.

Vrydaghs said as much as two inches of rain could fall across the area by Monday morning. She said some local rain totals could be even higher because the storm will linger in some places.

“The last two weeks have been great. The lack of rain and high temperatures have allowed us to bring in a lot of corn,” said Don Cross, a Darke County farmer.

“If we don’t get too much over the next week, we shouldn’t have problems bring in the rest of our corn.”

Temperatures will drop into the 60s and will stay cool through Tuesday, Vrydaghs said, before bouncing back into the upper 60s and possibly lower 70s for the rest of the week. Although it will feel cooler, mid-60s is actually closer to average for this time of year, she said.

Monday and Tuesday are expected to be partly to mostly sunny.

The front approaching Ohio wreaked havoc across the west on Friday dropping a foot of snow in western South Dakota and spawning a tornado in Nebraska.

A weakened Tropical Storm Karen is expected to brush along the Gulf coast on Saturday.


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