Flood watch concern outlined for Orange County, rest of region

Published 8:44 am Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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For those in Orange County and beyond, flooding caused by excessive rainfall is ongoing and possible throughout Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Additional rainfall amounts of 3 to 8 inches, with localized higher amounts are possible.

Excessive runoff is currently resulting in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

Forecasters say rain tapering is expected going into Thursday morning and afternoon.

Locally, there is a there is a Marginal Risk for severe weather Wednesday with the main threats outside of flooding being damaging wind gusts and tornadoes.