VAN WERT - Van Wert County was hit hard again with heavy rains late Friday night into Saturday morning.

According to Van Wert County Emergency Management Director Rick McCoy, the southeast part of the County in Jennings Township had another 5.0 inches dumped on the area. The deluge of rain caused the closing of some roads in that area with a number of roads also having high water including State Routes 116 and 117. Farm fields looked like lakes again and creeks were well out of their banks.

McCoy said he is watching Jennings Creek and the Auglaize River closely as this could again cause flooding for the Delphos area. The northern half of the county was recording any where from one to two inches of rain with the southern half of the county experiencing between three and three and a half inches with the exception of the areas south of Elgin and Converse, where the 5 inches fell which also affected the town of Monticello.

The town of Spencerville in Allen County as also reporting over 5 inches from this round of storms.

The EMA Director advised that there is a slight chance of a thunderstorm late Sunday into Sunday night as a weak cold front moves through the area. The week should start out dry with the return of thunderstorms in the forecast next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.