Areal Flood Watch

Issued At: Friday, 06 Oct 2017, 8:47 PM EST
Expires At: Saturday, 07 Oct 2017, 1:00 AM EST

Flood watch national weather service hastings ne 847 pm cdt fri oct 6 2017 ...moderate to locally heavy rainfall possible tonight... smith-jewell-osborne-mitchell-york-clay-fillmore-webster-nuckolls- thayer- including the cities of bellaire, smith center, kensington, mankato, jewell, ionia, burr oak, osborne, downs, beloit, york, sutton, harvard, clay center, edgar, fairfield, geneva, exeter, fairmont, inavale, red cloud, blue hill, rosemont, bladen, bostwick, superior, nelson, hebron, and deshler 847 pm cdt fri oct 6 2017 ...flood watch remains in effect until 1 am cdt saturday... the flood watch continues for * portions of north central kansas and nebraska, including the following areas, in north central kansas, jewell, mitchell, osborne, and smith. in nebraska, clay, fillmore, nuckolls, thayer, webster, and york. * until 1 am cdt saturday. * although the potential for widespread flooding does not appear high, much of the watch area could receive, or has already received 1 to 2 inches of rain in a fairly short time this evening, which could result in mainly minor, localized flooding especially in low-lying areas. * some within-bank rises are likely on area rivers and small streams, but widespread flooding is not anticipated. nonetheless, with rain currently falling in much of the area, the flood watch will continue for the time being. precautionary/preparedness actions... 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.