It was a soggy Monday, to say the least. While areas of the northeastern United States were dealing with widespread flooding, so were the southern Plains. The city of Wichita Falls, Texas picked up 4.78 inches of rain as of 5pm Monday. This not only set the record rainfall for the date—August 13th—but it also set a monthly record! Monday’s heavy rainfall is also a record for the most precipitation on any day in August. The previous record was 4.52 inches measured on August 15, 1971. Weather records in Wichita Falls date back to 1897.
Looking ahead, more heavy rainfall is likely in the southern Plains. This is especially true in Oklahoma and Arkansas, where Flood and Flash Flood Watches will remain in place through midweek.
The heavy rainfall threat, fueled by moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, will push into the Midwest by the middle of the week. Areas of Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois may pick up 1 to 3 inches or more by Wednesday night.
Visit WeatherNation’s website to find your local forecast.