The National Weather Service in Bismarck has extended the FLASH FLOOD WATCH for the area until 7 PM (CST) as the rainy system continues to move slowly out of the area.

According to the NWS:

Thunderstorms capable of producing Heavy Rain will continue over most of western and central North Dakota today. Excessive runoff will be possible, especially with the moist soil conditions in place over many locations. This may produce flooding of creeks, streams, and low lying areas. Cities and towns may experience rainfall rates that could exceed drainage capabilities, resulting in significant street flooding. Rainfall amounts in excess of two or three inches are possible. Especially for locations that are impacted by multiple storms.

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 pm CDT /6 pm Mdt/ this evening.

The Flash Flood Watch continues for.

  • Portions of North Central North Dakota, South Central North Dakota, southeast North Dakota and Southwest North Dakota. Including the following counties, in north central North Dakota, Bottineau, Mchenry, Pierce, Renville, Rolette and Ward. In south central North Dakota, Burleigh, Emmons. Grant, Kidder, Mclean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver. Sheridan, Sioux and Wells. In Southeast North Dakota. Dickey, Foster, LA Moure, Logan, Mcintosh and Stutsman. In Southwest North Dakota, Adams, Dunn, Hettinger and Stark.
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The forecast calls for rain to continue over the area through the evening hours and if caught in one of these showers, very heavy rain fall is possible in a short period of time.