Continuing Rain Brings Heightened Flood Threat For SE Wyoming
A storm system which has stalled out over the region will bring continued rain and an increased chance of flooding for southeastern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle today, according to the Cheyenne office of the National Weather Service.
The agency posted this statement on its website on Saturday morning:
"We have a stalled out area of rain basically just east of Cheyenne out to near Kimball this morning. This area extends north to Scottsbluff and Wheatland. Kimball has already received .78 inches of rainfall already this morning. There's a low pressure system over southeast Colorado this morning and it's really not moving too fast. The counter clockwise flow around the low is pushing more rain and moisture towards the northwest that will continue to feed this stalled out area seen on the radar. The rain is expected to last into the afternoon with a very slow shift to the east as the morning progresses. Flood Watches remain in effect in the dark green areas on the Hazard Graphic. Flood Advisories (lighter green area) and a Flood Warning (Dawes County) remain in effect through the day. This rain will only exacerbate the flooding issues as it slowly moves east. If you encounter flooded roads, turn around. You never know if the road has been washed out."