Flood watch effective through Wednesday
BELOIT – A flood watch is in effect through Wednesday morning throughout most of north central Kansas and portions of south central Nebraska south and east of Grand Island. According to the National Weather Service, counties included in the flood watch are Jewell, Mitchell, Osborne, Rooks and Smith. Nebraska counties include Adams, Clay Fillmore, Hamilton, Nuckolls, Polk, Thayer, Webster and York.
Beloit has received 2.07 inches of rain since Friday and into Monday morning. Asherville areas have reported 2.40 inches. Showers and possible thunderstorms are forecast for today (Monday) producing heavy rains, with a high near 60 degrees and 10-15 mph winds. This forecast extends into Tuesday.
Wednesday is predicted to be sunny skies with a high near 57 degrees with frost possible after 5 a.m., with a low around 36 degrees. Another 90 percent chance of rain is forecast for Thursday night after 1 a.m.
With significant chances of rising creeks and rivers, flooding is possible. People are encouraged to avoid driving through flood waters and to be especially cautious at night when it’s harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.