A very productive and slow-moving system continues to dump a LOT of rain in a few areas of the nation.
An area of moderate to heavy rainfall continues to churn around Omaha and Council Bluffs and is expected to dump over an inch of rain in many areas of Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. We will have a few showers and thunderstorms tracking through the viewing area later, but they will be more spotty and may only produce a quarter- to half-inch of rain by the time the system tracks out of the area Thursday evening.
The cold front trailing from the low over us has produced a line of storms that is tracking toward Houston, TX and will produce more rainfall in the soaked city. While the storms are dying out, Houston is waterlogged and the rain will have nowhere to go. You can see the line of storms on the visible satellite loop from NOAA’s GOES-14 satellite this morning.
This post was written by Eileen Loan on April 20, 2016