The National Weather
Service is predicting between one and three inches of rain from
early Tuesday A.M. hours through early Wednesday A.M. hours.
This is due to a large, low-pressure system building from the
gulf and colder air approaching from the northwest. Depending on
where the fronts meet, will determine intensity and total
rainfall. The bulk of the rain is predicted for Tuesday morning
and evening, with a chance of heavy thunderstorms (see attached
Operations/Infrastructure/Flood Protection crews will be on
standby throughout the period. Extended shifts will be called,
if necessary. Auxiliary relief pumps have already been placed in
'hot spot' areas.
Two conditions could cause
localized street and yard flooding.
- Ground is hard now due to
recent cold temperatures, which can cause quicker run-off of
stormwater to low lying areas.
- Fallen leaves, covering
catch basins and gutter drains, can block rainwater from
entering storm sewers.
- Property owners should make
an effort to clear leaves and debris from storm grates if
they can do so safely. If a basin is stopped up, MSD should
be called at 587-0603.
This forecast will be updated as
the storm system comes closer to the local area.
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