Tracking severe weather and possible flooding

Cindy brings heaviest rainfall to Taylor Lake Village, Pasadena and Baytown
Flash Flood Watch into early Saturday morning
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24 June, 2017

Now the Mid-South is bracing for storms.

Cindy should still be a depression as it moves into Kentucky, marking the second storm to do that in the past three Junes. It's nothing to panic about, but just a heads up that the weather is going to be disruptive.

"Flash floods are the underrated killer".

The National Weather Service says, "Flooding of normally dry creeks have the potential to wash out portions of the Alaska Highway between Tanacross and Dot Lake". "They are only created to alert people who are outside".

The Tri-State area will have a "moderate risk" for flooding.

SATURDAY: Rain showers will taper off early Saturday morning, with more sunshine developing Saturday afternoon.

Storm totals in the Columbus area were a little less extreme, ranging from 1.31 inches at John Glenn Columbus International Airport to 1.54 inches at NBC4, on the northwest side of town. Flash flooding can be extremely unsafe and even deadly, especially if drivers encounter high water on roads. Just six inches of moving water can knock a person off their feet. So the key to staying safe is staying alert. If you encounter any roadways covered in water, "turn around, don't drown". The National Weather Service indicated heavy rain falling across the area, bringing up to two inches of new rainfall. Some isolated spots could see up to five.

On Friday, forecasters were trying to verify exactly how many tornadoes touched down in Alabama during Cindy's passage.

Crews in Memphis cleared storm drains in advance to help prevent street flooding before the storm arrived.

The rain ends overnight, with much better weather rolling in this weekend.


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