4AM Storm Update
Good morning. The severe weather threat continues with a periods of very heavy rain. In response a FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect from now through 7 am this morning. Rainfall rates of 1-3 inches per hour possible at times. There is also a low to moderate risk for a brief tornado or waterspout through the rest of this morning.
Rainfall amounts of 3″to 6″ have already happened with isolated amounts to 6-7″. Flash flooding of streets, poor drainage areas, rivers and streams is happening and will continue through this morning. In addition, some basement flooding could occur.
If your street, your home, your nearby stream/river is prone to flooding in heavy rain events, make sure basement sump pumps are ready and working, storm drains, gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and you have your phone or weather radio nearby for weather alerts.
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In addition, east-northeast winds will increase with a few gusts 35-45 mph possible, which could lead to isolated wind damage and power outages. There is also a low to moderate risk for a brief tornado or waterspout. Lows in the low 60s.
The threat of flooding rain will continue through the Thursday morning commute, leading to difficult travel conditions. It will also be windy in the morning with a few gusts 35-45 mph.
Ida’s remnants are moving quickly, with the rain expected to end by mid-day on Thursday. We could even see some sunshine returning. It will stay cool with highs in the low 70s.