High water along Mitchell Road in Springfield Township Wednesday. ERIC HIGGENBOTHAM/STAFF

Springfield remains under flood watch with rain in the forecast for remaining week

Although the Springfield area is under flood watch until 7 a.m. Friday morning, rain fall has already begun to cause problems.

As of Wednesday afternoon Mitchell Road in Springfield had signage that warned of high water on the road way and Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle relocated Wednesday’s girls basketball game due to a roof leak, according to a tweet from the athletic department.

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Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Dontae Jones said that the rain is far from over. Expect it to be warm and windy on Thursday, before temperatures drop off the rest of the week, Jones said.

“The heaviest rain of the week will come Thursday. Expect heavy rain to come in waves, one in the morning during rush hour, one around lunchtime and another around evening rush hour,” Jones said.

In addition to the flood watch for the area, Jones said to pay attention to the wet ground, which will be saturated with rain and the past weeks melting snow.

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“There won’t be any freezing. But with big gusts of wind be sure to be on the lookout for falling trees which could cause possible power outages Friday,” Jones said.

This weekend the area will experience a drop in temperature quickly, from 61 to upper 20’s, starting Friday.

“Back to reality,” Jones said. “We could even see some flying snowflakes on Friday afternoon, but nothing too crazy.”

Saturday will be look dry and sunny, but remain chilly. Sunday will bring temperatures in the upper 30’s as well as a mix of rain and snow.

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