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U.S. Weather Update 8.2.23

Posted by Jarrett on Aug 2, 2023 9:01:35 AM

Flash flooding concerns today aided by tropical moisture and a stationary frontal boundary will focus showers and thunderstorms over parts of Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. To the south of this rainfall, dangerous to record breaking heat will expand across the South and Southwest. The heat, gusty winds and low humidity levels could result in rapid spread of wildfires across the Southern Plains. Impacted Lanes: I-80, I-29, I-35, I-70, I-44, I-72, I-55, I-57, I-64, I-69

Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 10:15 AM CDT this morning

  • Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.
  • Impacts: Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

Flood Advisory remains in effect until 9 AM CDT this morning

  • Urban and small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues.
  • Impacts: Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Water over roadways. 

Flood Watch remains in effect until 8 AM CDT Thursday morning

  • Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.
  • Impacts: Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Low-water crossings may be flooded and there may be some water over roadways. 

Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 2 AM EDT Thursday morning

  • Up to one half foot of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways.
  • Impacts: At this level, flooding begins on the most vulnerable roads in coastal and bayside communities, and along inland tidal waterways. Some partial or full road closures are possible.

Wind Advisory remains in effect until 3 AM PDT Thursday morning

  • North winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected.
  • Impacts: Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

Additional Flash Flood Warnings include but are not limited to: Nebraska, and Iowa

Additional Flood Advisories include but are not limited to: South Dakota, and Nebraska

Additional Flood Watches include but are not limited to: Wyoming, New Mexico, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky

Additional Coastal Flood Advisories include but are not limited to: New Jersey, and New York

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