Heavy rain across central US could trigger areas of flooding through the workweek
Flash flooding will be a threat each day through the end of the workweek as the ground continues to become more saturated with each round of rain
As several rounds of rain soak the central U.S. this week, flash flooding will be a growing concern from the same series of storm systems spawning a multiday severe weather threat.
An area of moderate to heavy rainfall with embedded thunderstorms will overspread the Ohio Valley on Tuesday before sliding into the Northeast on Tuesday night and Wednesday.
The heavy rain could trigger localized areas of flash flooding, with urban areas, roads and small streams being the most vulnerable to flooding issues.
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Additional rounds of moderate to heavy rain are predicted to soak portions of the central U.S. during the second half of the week as upper-level disturbances continue to sweep across the nation.
On Wednesday and Wednesday night, locally heavy rain associated with thunderstorms is likely across parts of the Central and Southern Plains and the lower and mid-Mississippi Valley.
Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected through Friday from the Central and Southern Plains to much of the Mississippi and Ohio valleys. Localized rain amounts as high as 5 to 7 inches are possible in some of these areas.
Flash flooding will be a threat each day through the end of the workweek as the ground continues to become more saturated with each round of rain.
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