Flash Flood Warning Issued for Storey, Washoe Counties
Near USA Parkway
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a flash flood warning until 7pm for north central Storey County and south central Washoe County. Locations affected Derby Dam and Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center and also includes Interstate 80 between mile markers 28 and 35.
At 4pm, National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated flash flooding from a thunderstorm south of Interstate 80 near USA Parkway. This storm is producing torrential rainfall of 3 inches or more in one hour.
At 4:54pm pdt, the rain has largely ended but flash flooding remains possible from runoff out of the mountains.
A flash flood warning means flooding is imminent or occurring. People in flood prone and low lying areas should move to higher ground. Do not attempt to cross swift flowing water by foot or automobile.
The National Weather Service has also issued a flood advisory until 6:30pm for south Central Washoe County including the city of Reno. At 4:29pm, radar indicated numerous storms with heavy rainfall moving over the Reno/Sparks metro area. These storms are producing rainfall rates of an inch per hour. This will lead to flooding of low spots and normally dry creeks and washes. These storms will likely create delays for the evening commute.
(The National Weather Service contributed to this report.)