Flash Flood Watch issued through Sunday as multi-day rainfall event unfolds

Audrey Hill
September 10, 2018

Saturday night will stay dry in Western New York with cloudy skies, but rain expected to move over N. PA.

Meteorologist Thomas Jones with the National Weather Service in Little Rock says the system moved into southeastern Arkansas Thursday morning and is expected to drop three to five inches of rain in southern, central and north-central Arkansas by Sunday morning.

Portions of central IL are under a flash flood watch starting at midnight Thursday through Sunday morning, according to an alert issued by the National Weather Service in Lincoln.

A widespread soaking rain is forecast for our part of Missouri and IL for the start of the weekend with scattered thunderstorms continuing to move in this afternoon.

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A flash flood watch means there are conditions that could lead to flash flooding, especially in low-lying areas.

The storm could dump between 20-40 mm of rain on the region and surrounding areas Sunday and Monday.

Even more rain is expected as Gordon's moisture is expected to continue interacting with a Midwest cold front. The additional lift created by the low pressure will aid in more widespread rain and increase the rainfall rates.

Saturday's warmest temperatures, in the lower 70s, are forecast in the early morning hours.

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