Flash Flood Watch for counties north of I-80

Weather

May 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT (SATURDAY)THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…..AREA COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE WATCH:  SAC-CRAWFORD- CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS

..HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE AGAIN TONIGHT… .THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER THE PLAINS THIS  EVENING AND THEN MOVE INTO CENTRAL IOWA TONIGHT. THE THUNDERSTORMS  SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN OVER AREAS WHICH HAD  HEAVY RAIN EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ARE FORECAST TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING IN THE WATCH AREA. WIDESPREAD ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN IS FORECAST AND ISOLATED  AMOUNTS OF UP TO FOUR INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. 
 
* AREAS WHICH HAD HEAVY RAIN SATURDAY MORNING ARE THE MOST  VULNERABLE FOR FLASH FLOODING. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL ON  SATURATED SOILS WOULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING. BEING A HOLIDAY  WEEKEND…PEOPLE CAMPING SHOULD USE CAUTION AND AVOID CAMPING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS.
 
 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.