Deluge of rain prompts multiple flood watches, warnings

Heavy rainfall of 2 to 3 inches, with 4 inches in some spots, has deluged the Miami Valley, breaking a rainfall record and leading to high water, road closures and even evacuations.

>> West Chester evacuates businesses affected by flooding

Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 2 p.m. Thursday for Butler County and until 6:45 p.m. Thursday for Greene and Warren counties.

Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Thursday for Butler, Montgomery and Preble counties, and until 9 a.m. for Greene and Warren counties.

>> Evacuation possible due to flooding at Warren County mobile home park

Flood Warning remains in effect through 1:37 p.m. Wednesday for the Mad River in Springfield.

Be careful when approaching highway dips and underpasses, and do not drive over water-covered roadways.

>> High water reported across Miami Valley in wake of Monday storms

The forecast calls for showers through tonight, with a high near 64 and a low around 51 degrees.

Dayton set a record for the most rainfall on May 19. As of 4:20 p.m., 1.66 inches fell at the Dayton International Airport, breaking the old record of 1½ inches set in 1957. NWS said it will report the final rainfall total at the end of the day.

A chance for showers exists Wednesday, with otherwise cloudy skies and a high near 63 degrees. Wednesday night it will be 52 degrees with a chance of showers tapering off after 3 a.m.

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Rain chances increase Thursday, with thunderstorms possible during the day. Highs will be around 68 degrees. Thursday night there still will be a chance of rain with low temperatures around 55 degrees.

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