Heavy rain floods roads in northern counties

Heavy downpours led to flooding in parts of southwestern Ohio for much of Sunday.

Rain fell as fast as 13 inches per hour in Bradford and other Darke County towns, said Meteorologist Erica Collura.

“Usually a heavy downpour is between three and six inches per hour,” she said.

Parts of U.S. 36 west of Ohio 721 were impassable for some time. In Shelby County, the Ohio Department of Transportation closed Ohio 66 between Houston and Newport roads.

Areas with reports of roads under water included Russia, Houston, Huntsville and New Paris.

Flood advisories were in effect Sunday afternoon for Auglaize, Darke, Logan, Miami, Preble and Shelby counties.

Temperatures on Sunday were lower than in days past, with highs in the mid-70s.

Today is expected to be sunnier, though storms are possible. The threat of severe weather is low, Collura said.

Tuesday will be partly sunny with a few showers possible in the afternoon and heavy rain possible in the evening.

Gusty winds and hail are possible Tuesday night.

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