Forecasters Expecting 3-6″ of Rain Across the Region

Forecasters Expecting 3-6″ of Rain Across the Region
World-Herald News Service

A flood watch continues for southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri, including the following areas: Cass, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline and Seward Counties in southeast Nebraska; Fremont, Mills, Montgomery and Page counties in southwest Iowa; and Andrew, Atchison, Nodaway and Holt Counties in northwest Missouri.

The watch is in effect through late Friday night.

According to meteorologists at the National Weather Service, numerous rounds of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall potential are expected Thursday into Friday. This
could eventually could create locally 3 to 6 inches of rain over a prolonged period of time, which may result in flooding of low lying areas, and possibly some rivers and streams.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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