• Last modified 38 days ago (June 12, 2024)


Storm brings flooding

Staff writer

A thunderstorm Saturday night dropped between two and five inches of rain on Marion County, leaving creeks and rivers full and fields and ditches flooded.

“The storm didn’t really move north and south much, but stayed somewhat stationary,” National Weather Service forecaster Kelly Butler said.

Butler said the weather service got no reports of hail but did get reports of tree damage and flooding.

The storm appeared at 11 p.m.

“Basically, once those storms got going, they pretty well stayed mainly in the northern half of the county,” Butler said.

A flood warning was issued for the county at 11:58 p.m. Saturday and was canceled at 8:51 a.m. Sunday.

Today’s forecast calls for a high of around 90, with temperatures cooling to the lower 70s overnight. Thursday’s forecast calls for temperatures to rise to the upper 90s, with partly cloudy skies and a chance of evening rain and thunderstorms. Friday’s forecast calls for partly cloudy and a high around 90. Saturday is forecast for mostly sunny skies and a high in the lower 90s.

Last modified June 12, 2024