Saturday, May 2, 2009

Threat switches to flooding

It appears as though the severe weather threat is becoming more of a flood threat for this weekend as the effective cold front has moved over the metro area and moderate to heavy rain trains across the region from west to east.  The entire region is under a Flash Flood Watch until Monday morning and Flash Flood Warnings are being posted as necessary for heavier areas of rain.  The potential for 4-6" of rain exists from last night through Monday morning (see the graphic above).  Be alert if you come across standing water - remember that 6" of moving water is enough to pick up a car!  Unfortunately, the situation does not bode well for Beale Street Music Fest (which goes on rain or shine) and other outdoor activities on this first weekend in May.  Stay with for the latest on the potential flooding threat.

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