Tonight’s weather story from the National Weather Service:
Heavy rain expected this afternoon into Tuesday
Lowland and stream flooding expected, minor flooding possible on large rivers
- Rain moving in this afternoon-evening (few t-storms)
- Heaviest rain late this afternoon – early Tuesday morning
- 2 to 4 inches of rain possible across the watch area
- Localized higher amounts are possible
- Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible
(August 8, 2016) – A series of upper level disturbances will lift northward today and interact with a frontal boundary to produce widespread rain later this afternoon and tonight.
The map depicts forecasted rainfall amounts, but final amounts will likely be highly variable from location to location. The heaviest rainfall will lift from south to north across the forecast area from late this afternoon into tonight.
Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible across the flash flood watch area from this afternoon through Tuesday afternoon, with the heaviest rain expected to fall late afternoon into the overnight hours tonight. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will cause ponding or flooding of low land and poor drainage areas. Some localized very heavy rainfall in excess of 4 inches is possible that may lead to flash flooding late this afternoon into tonight.
In addition, a few thunderstorms may be embedded with the rain today and tonight.
Showers and a few thunderstorms will remain likely for Tuesday, with rain expected to diminish in coverage by Tuesday evening. The effects of clouds and rain will limit high temperatures to the mid and upper 70s both today and Tuesday.