Flash Flood Watch

Issued At: Friday, 06 Oct 2017, 10:12 AM EST
Expires At: Saturday, 07 Oct 2017, 7:00 AM EST

Urgent - immediate broadcast requested flood watch national weather service des moines ia 1012 am cdt fri oct 6 2017 ...flash flooding possible over central to west central iowa tonight... .widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop late this afternoon and persist across central to west central iowa throughout the evening. a flash flood threat exist, especially during the night time hours, making the situation very dangerous. outdoor activities, such as high school football games, are likely to be impacted with the heavy rain as well as lightning this evening. sac-calhoun-webster-hamilton-crawford-carroll-greene-boone-story- audubon-guthrie-dallas-polk-warren- including the cities of sac city, lake view, odebolt, wall lake, schaller, early, rockwell city, manson, lake city, pomeroy, fort dodge, webster city, denison, carroll, jefferson, boone, ames, audubon, exira, guthrie center, panora, bayard, casey, perry, waukee, adel, des moines, indianola, norwalk, and carlisle 1012 am cdt fri oct 6 2017 ...flash flood watch in effect through saturday morning... the national weather service in des moines has expanded the * flash flood watch to include portions of central iowa, south central iowa, and west central iowa, including the following areas, in central iowa, boone, dallas, hamilton, polk, story, and webster. in south central iowa, warren. in west central iowa, audubon, calhoun, carroll, crawford, greene, guthrie, and sac. * through saturday morning * widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches of rain can be expected through saturday morning, with locally higher amounts in excess of 3 inches possible. * heavy rainfall may lead to rapid rises on local creeks and streams which may be high enough to cross roadways, especially low lying areas. significant ponding of water on roadways is expected at times as well. flash flooding at night is extremely dangerous and drivers should turn around if they come to an area where water is flowing over the road. precautionary/preparedness actions... 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.