THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE BLANCHARD RIVER AT OTTAWA * FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON TO SUNDAY AFTERNOON. * AT 2:30 A.M. THE RIVER WAS 21.67 FEET AND RISING. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 23.0 FEET. * AT 23.0 FEET... LOWLAND FLOODING OCCURS MAINLY IN SOUTH OTTAWA. FLOOD WATER ALSO GETS INTO LOW FARMLANDS.

THE CREST IS PREDICTED AT 23;07 FEET ON SATURDAY AT 2 P.M.

THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE AUGLAIZE RIVER NEAR FORT JENNINGS * UNTIL SUNDAY MORNING. * AT 12 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.9 FEET AND RISING. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET. * FORECAST... THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CREST NEAR 13.8 FEET AROUND 2 AM SATURDAY APRIL 5 AND FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE AROUND 11 AM SATURDAY APRIL 5. * AT 13.0 FEET... MINOR FLOODING BEGINS IN THE NORTHWEST OHIO COUNTIES OF NORTHWEST ALLEN, NORTHEAST VAN WERT, AND SOUTHWEST PUTNAM. FARM LAND NEAREST THE AUGLAIZE RIVER WILL BE AFFECTED BY FLOOD WATER.

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING...

* IMPACTS... TRAVEL ON MOST ROADWAYS WILL BECOME DIFFICULT AT TIMES... ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. LOOSE OBJECTS MAY BE BLOWN AROUND AND ONTO STREETS. LARGE LIMBS MAY FALL AND ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH... OR GUSTS OVER 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT... ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.