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Weather Service issues flood advisory for Clark County as rain douses region

By , Columbian Metro Editor

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for urban and small stream flooding in Clark County as rain from an atmospheric river event continues to douse the Pacific Northwest.

Forecasters issued the advisory about 10:15 a.m. as weather spotters were reporting heavy rain falling at a rate of a quarter-inch per hour in the area. This follows heavy rain overnight and this morning. As of 2 pm., Pearson Field has recorded 1.25 inches of rain since of about 4 a.m. and 2.16 inches of rain since Saturday afternoon.

The advisory had been through 1 p.m., but forecasters have since extended it to 4 p.m.

“Rain rates have leveled off, but we are still getting reports of ponding of water and rises on area streams,” forecasters said via social media.

Rainy and breezy conditions will continue through tonight, with lessened winds but continued rain through Wednesday, according to forecasters.

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