(FOX19) - The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for counties southeast of the FOX19 viewing area.
Adams and Brown counties in Ohio and Bracken, Lewis and Mason counties in Kentucky are all under a flood warning beginning Wednesday night until further notice.
At 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Ohio River at Portsmouth was at 48.8 feet, with flood stage being at 50 feet. The National Weather Service predicts it will rise above flood stage by Thursday morning and continue to rise to near 53.2 feet by Sunday morning. The river is expected to remain above flood stage into early next week.
The NWS says at 53 feet, water may begin to enter homes in South Portsmouth.
At 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Ohio River at Maysville was at 46.2 feet, with flood stage at 50 feet. The river is expected to rise above flood stage by Wednesday night and continue to rise to near 53.7 feet by Sunday morning.
The NWS says at stages near 53.5 feet, flooding occurs in Ripley, Ohio. The city of Maysville is protected to a stage of 78.6 feet.
In downtown Cincinnati, the Ohio River was at 48.45 feet Tuesday morning and is expected to crest at 55.2 feet Sunday morning. Flood stage is 52 feet.
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