KWCH - Weather - Severe Alerts

Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Beaver; Texas

NWS Amarillo (the Texas Panhandle)

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN OKLAHOMA...BEAVER AND TEXAS. IN TEXAS...ARMSTRONG... CARSON...COLLINGSWORTH...DONLEY...GRAY...HANSFORD... HEMPHILL... HUTCHINSON...LIPSCOMB...OCHILTREE...ROBERTS AND WHEELER.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* PERIODS OF SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MOST OF THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES THROUGH THIS EVENING. AREAS IN THE EASTERN HALF OF THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES HAVE ALREADY SEEN HEAVY RAINS OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS RESULTING IN SATURATED SOIL CONDITIONS. THIS COMBINED WITH ADDITIONAL ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING WILL LEAD TO EXCESSIVE RUNOFF AND POSSIBLE FLOODING.

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.