Storms dump 4 to 8 inches of rain on Phillips County


DENVER — The National Weather Service has reported 4 to 8 inches of rain has fallen in Phillips County, and more rain is expected overnight.

A flash flood warning expired at 10:45 p.m. in Phillips County, but NWS reissued the warning until 3 a.m. An additional 2 inches could fall overnight, further exacerbating any flooding that has already occurred.

NWS said the most significant impact is in the southeast portion of the county.

There are reports of water running over the road on Highway 6 east of Holyoke near the Colorado/Nebraska border.

Yuma County has received one to three inches of rain, and a flash flood warning remains in effect until 12:45 a.m. Friday. NWS anticipates Highway 385 between mile markers 257 and 269 could be affected by flash flooding.

NWS warned drivers to be careful, especially because it can be difficult to identify hazardous conditions at night. It’s possible some roads may wash out, NWS said.