Heavy morning rain


Jamestown had 2.72 inches of rain early Sunday morning, according to Bill Abeling, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck.

At 7 a.m. the Jamestown Regional Airport reported that 2.72 inches of rain had fallen in six hours, and Jamestown Regional Medical Center reported 2.12 inches in the same period, he said. It looks like an additional 100th of an inch might have fallen after 7 a.m., he said.

The nearest location that also received over 2 inches of rain was in eastern North Dakota, he said.

“It looks like Jamestown got the most rain in that area,” Abeling said. “It was quite a heavy rain and we were concerned there might have been street flooding.”

There was one report of a basement flooding and officers closed the viaduct from 5 to 5:30 a.m., which is a common practice with a heavy rain, said Maj. Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of Jamestown Police Department. There were no other reports of flooding in the community, he said.

The weather will be dry and unseasonably cool with highs in the 70s through Wednesday, Abeling said. Temperatures should reach the low- to mid-80s from Thursday throughout the weekend, he said.

There is another chance for 1/4 to 1/2  inch of rain on Thursday afternoon or evening, Abeling said. There could be occasional rain showers over the weekend but should not amount to much, he said.