Flash Flood Watch Extended until Thursday PM

Posted at 2:30 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 17:30:38-04

Currently, showers are present on the radar, but the severity is low. Heavy rain and lightning are the main threats with the current set up, but we will see some changes later in the evening. Heavy downpours, strong wind gusts, and some small hail are all possible through the evening. Otherwise, it’s mild outside and cloudy.

The wet pattern continues with scattered rain showers primarily showing in the southeastern section of the forecast region. Light to moderate rain with a shield has been moving through and will be departing. After which, scattered or isolated rain and thunderstorms are expected. There will be a “break” from the strong stuff overnight and Wednesday morning. However, more instability and moisture will be available for more storms to form and become strong by Wednesday afternoon. Heavy rain, strong wind gusts and hail are all possible with the storms, both tonight and Wednesday afternoon/evening. The Flood threat remains through the middle of the week. The FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been extended until Thursday. Watch for high water between now and then. Rivers, creeks, and streams will have the ability to rise quickly thanks to saturated soil and almost immediate runoff. Watch for ponding on roadways as driving conditions could become hazardous. If you come across a road covered in water, turn around and find an alternate way home.