...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* Portions of northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota, and South
Dakota, including the following areas, in northwest Iowa, Clay
IA, Dickinson, Lyon IA, O'Brien, Osceola, and Sioux. In
southwest Minnesota, Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln MN, Lyon MN,
Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, and Rock. In South Dakota, Aurora,
Brookings, Brule, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson,
Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln SD, McCook, Miner,
Minnehaha, Moody, Sanborn, and Turner.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Thursday afternoon
* Thunderstorms will continue to develop Wednesday evening and
continue into Thursday morning. This thunderstorm activity will
have the potential to produce extreme rainfall rates. Widespread
rainfall accumulations between 1 and 3 inches will be possible.
Localized rainfall accumulations greater than 3 to even 5
inches will also be possible.
* Heavy rains can lead to flash flooding, with water covered
roads and urban flooding possible. Flooding an area streams
and rivers will also be possible into Thursday.
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.