[5/16/19] …FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON THRU LATE TONIGHT…

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The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Flood Watch for portions of North Central Washington including Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties.

Showers and thunderstorms will produce locally heavy rain this afternoon and evening. Widespread rain amounts of a half inch to inch are forecast but higher amounts are expected under thunderstorms which may be capable of producing Flash Flooding.

* Rapid rises on creek and streams is likely where heavy rain falls. Mud or rock slides are also possible in steep terrain especially near recent burn scars.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings.

Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.