Local & Regional
Sat March 17, 2012
Get ready for heavy rain and storms
A moist and unstable air-mass will remain over the region on Sunday as a large upper level storm system organizes over the western United States. As this system approaches, thunderstorms will spread into the area on Monday ahead of a Pacific front with the threat for severe weather and heavy rainfall.
The severe threat will transition more towards a flooding threat into Tuesday as repeated rounds of heavy rain continue along the slow moving front. Widespread 2 to 3 inch rainfall totals are expected south of interstate 44 with locally higher amounts possible.
Emergency Management Planning Statement:
Emergency management, first responders and other interested parties should continue to monitor forecasts for early next week. Details will continue to be refined concerning the potential for severe weather, including the threat for heavy rain and flooding.