Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Memphis TN
347 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...The potential for Flooding will continue across much of the
Midsouth Through Late Saturday Night...

.A low pressure system will interact with deep moisture to
produce showers and thunderstorms across the Midsouth through
late Saturday night. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Rainfall
of 2 to 5 inches will be possible, mainly north of Interstate 40.
This additional rainfall on saturated soils will result in
additional run-off into rivers that are already running high from
recent rainfall. Widespread flooding of rural lowlands and poor
drainage urban areas is also anticipated.

Cross-Crittenden-St. Francis-Lee AR-Phillips-Dunklin-Pemiscot-
DeSoto-Marshall-Benton MS-Tippah-Alcorn-Tunica-Tate-Coahoma-
Benton TN-Lauderdale-Tipton-Haywood-Crockett-Madison-Chester-
Including the cities of Pocahontas, Piggott, Corning,
Walnut Ridge, Paragould, Jonesboro, Harrisburg, Blytheville,
Wynne, West Memphis, Forrest City, Marianna, Helena, West Helena,
Kennett, Caruthersville, Southaven, Olive Branch, Holly Springs,
Ashland, Ripley MS, Corinth, Tunica, Senatobia, Clarksdale,
Marks, Batesville, Tiptonville, Union City, Martin, Dresden,
Paris, Dyersburg, Humboldt, Milan, Huntingdon, Camden, Ripley TN,
Covington, Brownsville, Alamo, Jackson, Henderson, Lexington,
Parsons, Decaturville, Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville,
Memphis, Millington, Somerville, Oakland, Bolivar, Selmer,
and Savannah
347 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of East Arkansas, North Mississippi, Southeast
  Missouri, and West Tennessee, including the following areas,
  in East Arkansas, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene,
  Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph, and
  St. Francis. In North Mississippi, Alcorn, Benton, Coahoma,
  DeSoto, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tate, Tippah, and Tunica.
  In Southeast Missouri, Dunklin and Pemiscot. In West
  Tennessee, Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer,
  Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry,
  Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and

* Through late tonight

* Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible
  through Saturday Night, with highest amounts expected north of
  Interstate 40.

* Runoff from heavy rainfall may result in rapid rises in river,
  stream, and creek levels. Widespread rural lowland flooding is
  possible and poor drainage urban areas may experience street


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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