National Weather Service issues flash flood warning for area

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Linn County, including Lebanon, starting at 10 p.m. tonight and lasting through Wednesday morning.

A prolonged period of rain is expected through Wednesday morning, with 5 to 10 inches of rain expected across the higher terrain, with around 1½ to 3 inches in the interior valleys.

The rain will be heavy at times, and there could be locally higher rain totals. Snow levels will be above 6,000 feet, and snow melt may contribute to excessive run off.

Excessive rainfall could lead to river flooding as well as flooding of small streams and urban areas. Heavy rain could result in landslides and debris flows are possible across burned areas, the NWS warned.