Rain Finished, but Threats Still Linger

Posted at 9:20 AM, Feb 24, 2019

We’ve finally made it to a dry pattern that will last for more than a couple of days. That being said, we’re still going to feel, and see the effects of the recent rains through that dry stretch. As for this morning, the rain has finished, but flood warnings and advisories remain in effect. Temperatures started mild, but will cool through the day as a second front washes over the area. We’ll start cloudy and end with more sun.

Despite the dry up in store today, we”re going to be dealing with runoff and continued flooding through early week. River, creek, and stream levels will be cresting through the day today and early tomorrow morning, thanks to additional and excessive runoff. Watch for high water and remember to NEVER drive through a flooded roadway. Wind will be an issue for the entire state this afternoon thanks to the departing low and a second cold front, which will remain dry. Wind speeds out of the west will run sustained between 20-30 mph and gusts could reach 50 mph in some locations. Due to the direction of the wind flow, north-south oriented highways will have the strongest crosswinds. High profile vehicles like semis, buses, and RVs will could experience difficult driving conditions. The good news out of the upcoming pattern is the chance to finally dry out. We keep sunshine going through Monday and Tuesday before changes begin to occur. Clouds increase midweek before the next system works in Thursday into Friday.