Flash Flood Watch (hours changed) – Sunday into Monday

Weather

June 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

1031 AM CDT SUN JUN 23 2013 AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON, GUTHRIE, DALLAS, CRAWFORD, CARROLL AND GREENE….

FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

SEVERAL ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS MAY TOTAL 2 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 4 OR MORE INCHES OF RAIN BY MONDAY MORNING IN SOME LOCATIONS. AT THIS TIME THE NORTHERN TWO THIRDS OF CENTRAL IOWA IS FAVORED FOR THE HEAVIER RAINFALL. THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN AND POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING MAY BE EXPANDED SOUTH INTO SOUTHERN IOWA FOR LATER TONIGHT.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP OVER THE AREA TONIGHT AND STRENGTHEN AS THEY MOVE SOUTH. RAINFALL RATES OF SEVERAL INCHES PER HOUR MAY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF CREEKS AND STREAMS ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR URBAN FLASH FLOODING.

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.