Heavy rains could lead to floodingA Flash Flood Watch has been issued for St. Croix and Polk counties, among others in western Wisconsin.
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for St. Croix and Polk counties, among others in western Wisconsin.
The watch is in effect from 4 p.m. today (Thursday) and expires Friday morning (July 6) at 8 a.m.
Heavy rains were headed in the direction of the region. Residents are urged to keep an eye on conditions before driving in the area.
xpires 8:00 AM EDT on June 06, 2008
The National Weather Service watch included most of Minnesota and a good chunk of Wisconsin.
A strong area of low pressure will lift northeast out of the Central Plains into the upper Midwest later today and tonight, according to the NWS.
This system combined with a vigorous upper level jet will produce a large swath of thunderstorms over the upper Midwest. These storms are likely to produce repeated bouts of heavy rains with rainfall rates exceeding over an inch per hour.
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.