A storm system moving through the middle Mississippi River Valley will push a cold front toward the area. Several rounds of thunderstorms are anticipated today and tonight. Also note, while this email addresses today’s concerns, there may be additional threats of severe weather over the weekend.
Rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is expected for much of the area. Isolated higher amounts of up to 7 inches will be possible. Locally heavy rainfall will likely lead to ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage, and some flash flooding will be possible in the areas that receive the most rainfall.
Rises on area rivers can be expected and flood warnings may be necessary for some of the area rivers.
A stalled warm front along the I-10 corridor will allow several rounds of heavy rainfall to train over the watch area through the evening hours. Average rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are expected, but a localized areas of up to 7 inches will be possible through this evening.
People in the watch area should continue to be aware of the possibility for heavy rainfall. Avoid low lying areas and be careful when approaching highway dips and underpasses.