Hazardous weather outlook issued for area
The National Weather Service (NWS) office in the Quad Cities has issued a hazardous weather outlook and a flash flood watch until Wednesday, June 4, for the Washington County area.
According to the NWS of the Quad Cities Web site, a storm system is moving out of the Rockies and will interact with moisture moving northward from the Gulf of Mexico. This will produce thunderstorms with the capability of heavy winds and rain.
Areas included in this risk are around the Quad Cities to the west and south, including Washington County. Thunderstorms will begin forming this evening, the Web site said. The heavy rain will develop late this evening and into the overnight hours as the system evolves.
These storms could produce rainfall amounts as high as 4 or 5 inches in some areas, which could produce flash flooding. Even with the drought in the area, enough rainfall could happen to cause flooding in small creeks, streams, and in the local rivers.
On Wednesday the storms will move out in the morning with only a slight chance of storms in the afternoon, the Web site said.