The Storm Prediction Center has the region in the “slight risk” zone for severe weather – defined as storms with 58 m.p.h. winds – and up to 2.75 inches of rain is in the National Weather Service forecast today and tonight.
Yet not so much as a flood watch has been posted, and the morning weather service discussion doesn’t even include a “hydrology” section.
Once again, the region evidently is going to escape major flooding during a significant rain event.
Although precipitation is way above normal for the year, this month got off to a dry start, and in the last 60 days it has been in the range of 80 percent of normal in much of the region.