The National Weather Service (NWS) Portland has issued a Flood Watch for our surrounding area, including Clark County which should last until sometime Monday. A Watch means that there is potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
major rivers in Clark County are forecasted to flood, according to the
NWS. Creeks, however may continue to cause difficulties, being at bank
full and we already know that roadways are covered and are ponding.
See the current river forecasts here and click on
the rivers that you are interested in viewing. (Again, all of our rivers
are currently listed as "green", no flooding.)
Heaviest Rain still coming (starting as early as late Sunday
afternoon – late evening). In speaking with the NWS about our
county, they anticipate that we will have an even heavier period of rain that
will last from 12-18 hours that is of the most concern. This will start
Sunday, maybe as early as late afternoon to early evening, but also has the
possibility of not starting till just before midnight Sunday evening. We
could see another 1-2 inches of rain in most of the county, with 2-4 inches in
the foothills and over 4 inches in the higher ground areas. We will
hopefully be out of this concern sometime Monday.
Please slow down and drive safe during these very rainy periods.