Flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings now in effect.

Lightning, thunder, rain — mother nature is tossing a load of weather at us this evening. Stay safe and stay dry.

The helpful people at the National Weather service has issued warnings for both flash floods and severe thunderstorms for our area, until 10:15 and 7:15 PM respectively.

At 5:19 PM, doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across portions of the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly in the areas of heaviest rain.

If you’d like to track the lightning strikes in our area in real time, head over to lightningmaps.org and hope you don’t lose power.