Watch for Flooding

Posted at 4:38 PM, Apr 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-14 16:38:03-04

Rain continues with showers throughout the region. The slow-moving cold front will cause more issues with flooding than storms. We’ve picked up a few hundredths to a few tenths of an inch of rain, but we’re expecting a few inches out of the system when it’s over and done with. For now, just expect scattered light to moderate rain and mild temperatures.

The line of showers will continue overnight and through most of the day tomorrow. On the back edge of the line of rain, a few thunderstorms are expected as daytime heating causes minor amounts of instability. A few strong wind gusts and heavy downpours will be the result. The bigger concern will be the minor flooding across the state. Most of the high water will occur in western counties where near 2” of rain has already fallen. We’re going to be on the lower end, but small streams, creeks, and rivers will rise a bit. Watch for water on roads and remember to turn around if you come across water on the roads. Showers will taper overnight Sunday into Monday. The cold air pouring in, mixed with the leftover moisture may allow scattered rain/snow mix showers to fall. Temperatures at the surface will be too warm for accumulation, but a slippery morning commute is possible.