Flash Flood Watch despite Some Areas Seeing Drought Conditions


WLWT MOBILE APP. ERIK: WHILE MICHAEL PHELPS IS SWIMMING IT FEELS LIKE YOU WERE SWIMMING THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE WHEN YOU STEP OUTSIDE. AS YOU CAN SEE A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH OUR AREA INCLUDING ILLINOIS. THE BOUNDARY IS MOVING IN AND IT HAS GOTTEN STUCK. A LOT OF THE SHOWERS ARE FALLING APART. THIS BOUNDARY IS GOING TO BE IN THE SAME AREA. WE ARE GOING TO SEE THAT CHANCE FOR FLASH FLOODING. THERE IS SO MUCH WATER IN THE ATMOSPHERE IF YOU SEE ONE HEAVY STORM , IT CAN CAUSE FLOODING, RISING THOSE CREEKS AND CAUSING BIG PROBLEMS AND TAKING LIVES. WHAT WE ARE SEEING, IT IS NOT GOING TO CAUSE FLOODING. WE WILL GET TO THAT IN A MINUTE. YOU CAN SEE SOME HEAVIER SHOWERS. THIS IS A 2-3-HOUR. WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANY WARNINGS ACROSS OUR AREA. MORE IN THE WAY OF GOOD NEWS. WE NEED THE RAIN. ALL OF THIS SHOULD BE TAKING CARE OF OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAIN WORK IN. NINE MILES PER HOUR. SHOWING YOU HOW PRIME THIS ATMOSPHERE IS. THIS IS A STRAIGHT FEED FROM THE GULF INTO THE OHIO VALLEY. A CHANCE FOR HEAVY RAIN. I DOUBT WANT YOU TO TAKE THIS AT FACE VALUE. WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS THERE IS A LESSON HERE. SOME SPOTS ONLY SEE 3/10. SOME COMMUNITIES MAY BE DRY. OTHERS GET FOUR INCHES OF RAIN. THAT FLASH FLOODING POTENTIAL IS HERE BUT NOT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO SEE THOSE PROBLEMS . SOME MAY ESCAPE WITHOUT RAIN. BAD NEWS FOR THE FARMERS. 72 DEGREES. 83. THAT’S CHANCE FOR RAIN, DURING THE MORNING HOURS. AS WE HEAD INTO THE AFTERNOON THAT IS ALL EVENING LONG. IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO DO OUTSIDE THAT IS THE BEST TIME TO DO IT. YOU STILL MAY GET WET. BRING YOUR UMBRELLA. TONIGHT CLOUDY SKIES. A FEW PASSING SHOWERS. NOTHING THAT SHOULD CAUSE PROBLEMS. TOMORROW MORNING WE START TO GET OUR SECOND ROUND GOING. RAIN, PERHAPS FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS. BY THE AFTERNOON CLOUDY SKIES. OUR NEXT BIG POTENTIAL RAIN EVENT WILL BE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT EARLY MONDAY MORNING. RIGHT NOW MULTIPLE WAVES OF HEAVY RAIN, OR THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN. NONE OF THIS IS ETCHED IN STONE. HEAVY RAIN, POCKETS ARE STARTING TO FADE. SCATTERED SHOWERS BUT NOTHING THAT SHOULD CAUSE BIG PROBLEMS. MORNING SHOWERS, STORMS ANTICIPATED. YOUR SEVEN-DAY FORECAST, TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. SUNDAY, MONDAY. WE START TO DRIVE THINGS OUT

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