Flood Watch in effect until 10-a.m Sunday

Weather

April 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA 1025 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2012

…ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT…

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ARE POSSIBLE AGAIN OVERNIGHT. A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTHWARD ACROSS SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF IOWA OVERNIGHT…HELPING TO PROVIDE A FOCUS FOR ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT. MORE THUNDERSTORMS TO THE WEST OF IOWA

COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA…SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…SOUTHWEST IOWA AND WEST CENTRAL IOWA…UNTIL 10 AM CDT SUNDAY

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT. THE GROUND IS STILL RECOVERING FROM THE HEAVY RAINFALL EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ANY ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING. THE THE AREAS WHICH RECEIVED HEAVY RAIN EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ARE OF MOST CONCERN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.