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Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Possible Tonight... .Rounds of thunderstorms tonight with heavy rainfall may result in flash flooding. The potential exists for 2 to 4 inches of rain, with higher amounts possible locally. The area of heaviest rain may change so be sure to monitor forecasts closely today. Be ready to move to higher ground if heavy rain develops. Also, be alert for possible rock and mudslides in steep terrain areas. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and portions of southwest and west central Wisconsin.

* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Thursday morning

* Thunderstorms could produce repeated rounds of heavy rainfall tonight. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible with localized higher amounts.

* Be prepared for rapidly rising water levels and possible flooding if you are near a river, stream, or low lying area. Be ready to move to higher ground if heavy rain develops. Rock and mudslides are possible in steep terrain areas.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


Excessive Heat Watch

Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Dangerous Heat Possible Thursday Through Saturday... .Dangerous heat is possible especially Thursday and again on Friday with heat indices ranging from 100 to 110. The hottest day looks to be Friday. Exposure to this level of heat for numerous days is very dangerous, especially for the elderly, children, and pets. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts, especially if you have outdoor plans. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

* TEMPERATURE...Afternoon temperatures of 95 to 100 are possible, with afternoon heat indices topping off in the 100 to 110 range.

* IMPACTS...This potentially dangerous and prolonged heat can cause heat illnesses, especially in the elderly, very young and pets.

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors.


Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Anoka; Blue Earth; Carver; Dakota; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Hennepin; Le Sueur; Ramsey; Rice; Scott; Steele; Waseca; Washington

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)

...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL EXPECTED TONIGHT... .A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for tonight for areas from the Twin Cities, south and east of a line from Mankato, to Blue Earth in Minnesota, and areas south of New Richmond to Elk Mound in Wisconsin. Recent heavy rainfall has led to very moist soil conditions, and elevated streams and creeks across portions of east central, and south central Minnesota, as well as portions of west central Wisconsin. Thunderstorms are expected to become more widespread this evening across southern Minnesota, and into west central Wisconsin. The combination of deep moisture, high rainfall rates, and the antecedent conditions, will lead to rapid runoff. The rapid runoff could lead to flash flooding, especially in flood prone areas. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Minnesota and west central Wisconsin, including the following areas, in Minnesota, Anoka, Blue Earth, Carver, Dakota, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Steele, Waseca, and Washington. In west central Wisconsin, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, and St. Croix.

* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Thursday morning

* Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall. 1 to 3 inches of rain expected, with localized higher amounts possible.

* Flash flooding is possible along area streams, as well as in urban and low-lying areas.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


Excessive Heat Watch

Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Calhoun; Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Franklin; Grundy; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardin; Humboldt; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Pocahontas; Sac; Webster; Winnebago; Worth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Sultry Conditions Today Through Saturday... .High pressure will strengthen through the end of the week resulting in hot temperatures and high humidity values. This will lead to high heat index values through Saturday. Plus, little relief from the heat is expected during the overnight hours with lows remaining in the 70s to around 80. Some relief is expected by later in the weekend as a cold front moves into Iowa. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

* TEMPERATURE...Highs are expected in the 90s with dewpoints in the 70s. This is likely to lead to heat index values of 100 to 110 degrees on Thursday and Friday. Little relief is expected during the night with lows in the mid to upper 70s.

* IMPACTS...Heat-related illnesses may occur due to the prolonged period of heat and humidity.

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.


Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler; Cerro Gordo; Winnebago; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Heavy Rainfall Possible in Northern Iowa Tonight... .Thunderstorms are expected in north central to northeast Iowa tonight. Ample moisture will be available for the storms with the potential for heavy rainfall tonight. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of north central Iowa and northeast Iowa, including the following areas, in north central Iowa, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Winnebago, and Worth. In northeast Iowa, Black Hawk and Bremer.

* From this evening through Thursday morning

* Locally heavy rainfall of 1 to 3 inches will rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hours.

* Flash flooding is most likely in urban and poor drainage areas. Flash flooding is also possible near small streams and due to overland flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Possible Tonight... .Rounds of thunderstorms tonight with heavy rainfall may result in flash flooding. The potential exists for 2 to 4 inches of rain, with higher amounts possible locally. The area of heaviest rain may change so be sure to monitor forecasts closely today. Be ready to move to higher ground if heavy rain develops. Also, be alert for possible rock and mudslides in steep terrain areas. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and portions of southwest and west central Wisconsin.

* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Thursday morning

* Thunderstorms could produce repeated rounds of heavy rainfall tonight. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible with localized higher amounts.

* Be prepared for rapidly rising water levels and possible flooding if you are near a river, stream, or low lying area. Be ready to move to higher ground if heavy rain develops. Rock and mudslides are possible in steep terrain areas.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


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