Heavy Rain, Possible Flash Flooding Expected In SE Wyoming
The Cheyenne office of the National Weather Service is warning about the possibility of flash flooding in many areas of southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle on Sunday, June 17.
The office has issued the following weather statement:
"More heavy rain is expected on Sunday increasing the risk for flash flooding after the heavy rainfall on Saturday. Here's where we think the heaviest rain will fall: basically the northern Nebraska Panhandle, Goshen and eastern Platte Counties down to Cheyenne. These areas are likely to see widespread 2 inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts possible. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Badger Creek burn scar in the Snowy Range. With no live vegetation from the fire, even a small amount of moderate to heavy rain over the burn scar will likely lead to rapid runoff, flash flooding and mudslides. These watches may need to be expanded to cover more areas once we see where additional heavy rains set up for Sunday. So even though your area may not be in the watch now, you may be later tonight into Sunday Do not drive through flooded roadways as the road could be washed out. Turn around, don't drown."