Cooler temperatures moving in after steady rain

A baby goose sticks its head out from under a mother goose’s wing Thursday in Snyder Park. The mother had several babies under her wing to keep them warm and dry on the cold and rainy day. Bill Lackey/Staff
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A baby goose sticks its head out from under a mother goose’s wing Thursday in Snyder Park. The mother had several babies under her wing to keep them warm and dry on the cold and rainy day. Bill Lackey/Staff

Several counties in the area were expected to remain under a flood watch throughout Thursday night and into this morning after persistent rain saturated the grounds.

The National Weather Service placed Darke, Preble, Logan and Miami counties under a flash flood watch on Thursday, as pockets of heavy rain threatened the area.

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“Some of the highest totals will be in the northwestern Miami Valley, so north and west of Dayton,” Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said Thursday.

Zontini said rainfall isn’t expected to be as continuous today as it was Thursday.

Today, the afternoon and evening will likely have the most rain activity. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s with cloudy skies and breezy conditions.

Showers are expected to linger for the first half of the day Saturday, with temperatures in the mid-50s.

Zontini anticipates weather could drop into the 30s Sunday and Monday mornings.

As rains are expected to continue through Saturday, standing water on roadways is a concern for drivers. AAA Public Affairs Manager Cindy Antrican said drivers should always avoid standing water when possible.

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“The depth of standing water during a storm can be deceiving,” Antrican said. “Motorists should never drive through standing water at any depth. Should you be on the road and encounter standing water, your safest course of action is always to simply turn the car around and avoid it altogether.”

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