NWS Issues a Flood Watch Through Monday

OMAHA – The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley issued a Flood Watch and it’ll be in effect through Monday morning. The watch was issued as more ice jams are possible this weekend.

Flood watch is in effect for portions of east central Nebraska, northeast Nebraska and southeast Nebraska. This includes the following areas, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Washington, Cuming and Cass counties.

Warm temperatures through this weekend could lead to ice movement along the Platte and Elkhorn Rivers. As of Friday, the highest concentration of ice is from the railroad bridge near Fremont to County Road 11 just downstream from North Bend.

In addition, a significant amount of ice remains along the Elkhorn River near Scribner. Residents along these areas should remain alert to possible ice jam flooding.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.