Rain raises concerns about Ohio flooding, ice jams

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio residents are being urged to keep an eye out for potential flooding along rivers and low-lying areas after rain storms helped melt what's left of the recent heavy snowfalls.

At least 10 sections of northern Ohio rivers were under a flood warning Friday from the National Weather Service. That list included the flood-prone Blanchard River near Findlay in northwest Ohio, which was expected to crest just above moderate flood stage.

Morning commuters were warned about the potential for waterlogged roadways, and officials were watching for ice jams along partially frozen rivers.

Wind gusts forecast at up to 55 mph also are a concern as a cold front moves into the region, dropping temperatures closer to the freezing point and ushering more cold weather next week.