Twin Cities Moves Under Flash Flood Watch As Bulk Of Midwest Heats Up
The crazy weather of 2012 rolls on as just several hundred miles could product two dramatically different holiday weekends. Several media outlets in the Minneapolis-St Paul marketplace are reporting a potential for flash flooding in the Twin Cities area over the next 24 hours. The region has had a steady diet of regular storms over the past two weeks (unlike most of the Midwest) and this evening their is a potential for severe thunderstorms that could produce between 2-4 inches of rainfall. The projections for flooding at this point don’t appear too severe, as 4 inches generally does not overwhelm septic lines or create river flooding disasters. However, with every weather prediction always comes an *asterick* as there is always to potential for change (video forecast).
Looking forward beyond today, the Twin Cities could face several days of potential storms, although today’s is projected to be the most severe. The balance of the Midwest is looking at historical high temperatures for a Memorial Day Weekend. From Chicago through Detroit, temperatures could be in the mid 90′s this weekend as the unofficial start of summer begins. For many parts of the Midwest, the beginning of summer, will sound similar to the beginning of spring, what happened to the weather. From an extremely mild winter to a very dry and mostly uneventful spring, the weather patterns have been anything but predictable in 2012.
The Jarvis response team will be ready to roll this evening to help with flooding in Des Moines, Eagan and all parts of the Midwest. For those outside of the storm zones, we hope you enjoy a great holiday weekend.