From the National Weather Service: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for parts of the region through 7 PM CDT today. Not everyone in the watch area will experience heavy rain, but those that do may also be at risk for flash flooding.

Confidence in the timing and development of any rain band today is very low and forecast rain amounts across the Flash Flood Watch area are only in the 1-3 inch range. These amounts alone are not expected to produce flash flooding. It will be the higher amounts of 4-6 inches that materialize within the rain bands that produce the flooding concerns.

Drive with caution and follow the urban area flood messaging advice:

– Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Isolated underpasses or low-water crossings may be life-threatening.
– Pay attention to the weather. Monitor HCFCD, TranStar, and NWS for current conditions.