Weather Alert

Hurricane Remnants Could Affect Lake Wappapello This Weekend

IN SPACE - SEPTEMBER 12: In this satellite image provided by the National Aeronatics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA), Hurricane Florence churns through the Atlantic Ocean toward the U.S. East Coast on September 12, 2018. Florence slowed its approach to the U.S. today and was expected to turn south, stalling along the North Carolina and South Carolina coast and bringing with it torrential rain, high winds and a dangerous storm surge tomorrow through Saturday. The image was captured by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, currently living and working onboard the International Space Station. (Photo by ESA/NASA via Getty Images)

(Wappapello) It could be a wet weekend at Lake Wappapello in southern Wayne County with remnants of Hurricane Laura making it’s way up from the Gulf of Mexico after doing extensive damage to parts of Louisiana and Texas.

Aleigha Alexander with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the lake says be safe out there this weekend.

Alexander says they still have a special program lined up at the lake for this weekend.

A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect for the southern end of Lake Wappapello which borders Butler County.

That county will be under the watch from 7 Friday morning until 1 o’clock Saturday morning.

In this flood watch zone, rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Laura will be torrential at times Friday into Friday night.

Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts will be possible in the flood watch area.


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