Rain expected to taper off throughout Thursday
Historic rain dumps nearly 4.8 inches on Toledo area
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - After historic rains hit the area on Wednesday, the rain will begin to taper off throughout Thursday. As of 7 a.m. Thursday, 4.82 inches of rain had fallen at Toledo Express, marking the most rain received in Toledo over three days or less in more than 100 years.
It’s the fourth largest 3-day rain total since 1871, according to 13abc meteorologist Ross Ellet.
Rain totals range from 3-6 inches in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan as of Wednesday night. Up to an additional 1.5 inches is expected on Thursday.
Metroparks Toledo announced Thursday morning that the Central Ave. and Bancroft St. entrances to Secor Metropark are closed because of flooding, with the Wolfinger Rd. entrance still open.
Temperatures will remain in the mid-50s with wind gusts of 30 mph throughout Thursday, but Friday should bring lots of sunshine and a high of 70.
Rain showers are expected Saturday morning with highs in the upper 60s. Mostly sunny skies with a high of 70 are expected for Sunday.
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