Remnants of Hurricane Isaac Set to Visit This Weekend, Localized Flooding Possible


Published on August 31 2012 8:56 am
Written by Wayne Moran

For the last several months, the Drought of 2012 has been front and center, with much of the nation's corn and other crops either lost or in poor shape.

However, the remnants of Hurricane Isaac are set to change all that, albeit too late to positively impact agriculture. In what seems like a bad joke from Mother Nature, Isaac is set to drop 3-5+ inches of rain on our area over the course of this weekend. 

Most of the rain will come Saturday into the early morning hours of Sunday. Locally heavy rainfall is possible, and some areas may see rainfall amounts above 5 inches. Due to the incredibly dry conditions throughout the region, localized and flash flooding is possible, especially in low lying areas, as well as urban areas and those with poor drainage. Emergency officials say to use caution when approaching these areas, and remind to never drive through water over the roadway.

As Isaac's initial clouds rolled into the Effingham area just before sunrise Friday morning, it brought with it a spectacular rainbow that several listeners captured. If you have photos from this weekend's weather event, please send them to us by email to