WENATCHEE — Strong run-off from thunderstorms sweeping over the Wenatchee Valley and south central Chelan County today will remain a threat into early evening, the National Weather Service has warned.
A flash flood warning issued at 3 p.m. today officially remains in effect until 6:15 p.m., but scattered storms with gusty winds and lightning may continue through the evening with possible rainfall of up to 1 inch per hour or more.
The NWS stressed caution around highland creeks and streams — particularly those near Johnny Creek, Bridge Creek and Eight-Mile campgrounds — and on country roads and farmlands near creeks and streams.
“Flooding is occurring or imminent,” the NWS warning stated. “It is important to know where you are relative to streams, rivers or creeks, which can become killers in heavy rains.”