UPDATE — Flash Flood Watch for Wright, Winnebago, Hancock, Humboldt and Kossuth Counties.

****UPDATE……FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT FOR WINNEBAGO COUNTY…

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of north central Iowa, including the following area, Winnebago.

* Through Tonight

* A widespread total swath of 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall is forecast through tonight. This heavy rain will fall on top of an already saturated ground from recent rains earlier this week.

* Be prepared for water over roads due to rapid rises on creeks and streams or even water flowing from farm fields. If a road is closed or if water is running over it, please find an alternate route. Turn Around Don’t Drown.

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.

 

…..FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT FOR HANCOCK COUNTY….

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of north central Iowa,
including the following area, Hancock.

* Through Tonight

* A widespread swath of 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall with higher amounts over 4 to 5 inches are anticipated through tonight. This heavy rain will fall on top of an already saturated ground from recent rains earlier this week.

* Intense rainfall rates are likely with these storms where 2 to 4 inches per hour rates will be common this afternoon and tonight. Be prepared for water over roads due to rapid rises on creeks and streams or even water flowing from farm fields.
If a road is closed or if water is running over it, please find an alternate route. Turn Around Don’t Drown.

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.

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR WRIGHT, HUMBOLDT AND KOSSUTH COUNTIES…

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Iowa, north central Iowa, northwest Iowa, south central Iowa, southwest Iowa, and west central Iowa, including the following areas, in central Iowa, Boone, Dallas, Hamilton, Polk, Story, and Webster. In north central Iowa, Humboldt, Kossuth, and Wright. In northwest Iowa, Emmet, Palo Alto, and Pocahontas. In south central Iowa, Madison. In southwest Iowa, Adair and Cass. In west central Iowa, Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, and Sac. * From 1 PM CDT this afternoon through Thursday morning

* A widespread swath of 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall totals with higher amounts over 4 to 5 inches are anticipated this afternoon into early Thursday. This heavy rain will fall on top of an already saturated ground from recent rains earlier this week.

* Intense rainfall rates are likely with these storms where 2 to 4 inches per hour rates will be common this afternoon and tonight. Be prepared for water over roads due to rapid rises on creeks and streams or even water flowing from farm fields. If a road is closed or if water is running over it, please find an alternate route. Turn Around Don`t Drown.

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.

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