The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain for parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa and issuing flash flood watches. The service says a slow-moving cold front will trigger thunderstorms and deluges.
Up to 5 inches is expected Monday evening through early Wednesday along a corridor from Iowa’s Monona County west to Nebraska’s Platte County. The service says up to 2 inches is possible elsewhere in the two states.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of Iowa and Nebraska, including the following areas,
in Iowa, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page,
Pottawattamie, and Shelby. In Nebraska, Boone, Burt, Butler,
Cass, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Gage, Jefferson,
Johnson, Lancaster, Madison, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Platte,
Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Stanton,
Thurston, and Washington.
* Through Wednesday morning
* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall producing storms will affect
the area today into tonight, elevating the risk for flash
flooding. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches is likely
with localized amounts up to 4 to 6 inches.
* Rapid rises of rivers, streams, and low water crossings could
occur. Urbanized and poor drainage areas could be particularly
impacted by floodwater. Roadways could become flooded.