Flash Flooding possible today


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Thunderstorms could produce areas of flash flooding, according to forecasters.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines and La Crosse, Wisconsin, has issued a Flash Flood Watch, until early Thursday, for parts of Iowa stretching from southwest-to-northeast. In the KCRG-TV9 viewing area, this includes Allamakee, Black Hawk, Butler, Bremer, Clayton, Chickasaw, Crawford (WI), Fayette, Franklin, Grant (WI), Grundy, Hardin, Howard, Marshall, and Winneshiek Counties.

A broad area of rainfall greater than half an inch is likely across the northwest half of the listening area, or northwest of a line from Grinell to Dubuque. Pockets in that area that see repeated thunderstorms could exceed one to three inches of rainfall, which would lead to flash flooding.

If you are in an area that experiences flash flooding, seek higher ground if necessary. Never drive through a flooded roadway.

Chances for showers and thunderstorms continue into the weekend.