Flash Flood Watch in effect with impending rain over the weekend

Flash Flood Watch in effect with impending rain over the weekend

JEFFERSON/MARION COUNTY — A flash flood watch is in effect for most of our listening area until Sunday morning.

The remnants of tropical depression Gordon will interact with a cold front stalled across Missouri and Illinois.

Rich tropical moisture from Gordon will produce very heavy rainfall across the watch area starting late tonight and continuing into the weekend. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches are likely with locally higher amounts.

Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor drainage areas…and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on smaller creeks and streams.

Significant rises on larger streams and rivers will also be possible.