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Flash Flood Watch


FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of Iowa and Nebraska, including the following areas, in Iowa, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby. In Nebraska, Burt, Butler, Cass, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Thurston, and Washington. * Through Monday morning. * Areas of heavy rain expected, with widespread amounts ranging from 3 to 5 inches. Higher amounts are possible. The heaviest rain is expected this evening and overnight. * This will cause rises of streams. If rainfall rates are high enough once the ground becomes saturated, it could lead to flash flooding, especially in urban areas. This includes Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln. 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. &&
…Heavy rain possible through Monday morning across parts of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa… .An upper level disturbance will continue to move eastward across the region through Monday. This is helping to create showers and some embedded thunderstorms. The long duration of the event suggests that there could be fairly widespread rainfall totals from 3 to 5 inches, with locally heavier amounts possible.
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