The morning commute was dangerous this morning with heavy rain that caused flooding, accidents, road closures and rescues. The heavy, steady rain is behind us, but flooding and thunderstorms are not. The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning today, August 13 from 12;37 until 6:30 pm (especially in suburban areas with streams and creeks). A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect until midnight.
According to AccuWeather 6ABC we’ll see some hazy sunshine between numerous downpours and heavy thunderstorms at any point during the day. The steady rain is gone but we can see rain at any time in the area. These pop-up storms will not move very fast due to light winds in the atmosphere further increasing the risk of flooding.
The ground is already saturated so any more rain may cause Flash Floods. Do not walk or drive through high water.
AccuWeather Extended Forecast:
TUESDAY: It stays very humid and unstable with some showers and thunderstorms. The ground will be so saturated from Monday’s rain that we could easily see the risk of more flash flooding. High 84.
WEDNESDAY: The upper level low that ignites the storms on Monday and Tuesday will lift away. This means we can enjoy lots of sun and just a few high clouds. It turns hot by the afternoon with moderate humidity. High 91.
THURSDAY: Expect a hot and steamy day. High 90. Heat Index 92-95.
FRIDAY: It remains hot and humid with heat wave #3 very likely. A pop up afternoon thunderstorm is possible late in the day with a cold front. High 90. Heat Index 92-95.
SATURDAY: It looks like we’ll actually have a dry Saturday for a change! We’ll see a