Rounds of heavy rain will begin to move into the area later tonight, leading to the increased potential for flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area from now through Thursday and a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tomorrow. As we head into Wednesday, temperatures will drop and transition our rain to sleet and eventually to snow. Most of the area could see several inches of snow and sleet before it's all said and done. Keep it locked right here for updates.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has signed off in Baghdad to officially end the nine year war in that country.
Several high level U.S. leaders took part in the ceremony, which retired the U.S./Iraq forces flag.
American troops went to the middle eastern country in March of 2003.
The final troops will be out of the country by years end.
We will have more later on the ceremony later today on Mountain News.