(WHBC) – The Canton area is under a Flood Watch from Thursday morning until early Friday morning.

Forecasters say saturated ground and already elevated rivers and streams will heighten the risk for flooding.

Additionally, the potential for localized ice jams on area creeks and rivers will continue into Thursday.

Rain may briefly mix with or change to snow before ending Thursday night.

People in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should a flood warning be issued.