Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Memphis TN
408 AM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED ACROSS EAST AND NORTHEAST
ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL AND FAR NORTHWEST TENNESSEE
FRIDAY NIGHT INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND...

.The cold front which brought rain to the Mid-South Wednesday
afternoon and Wednesday night will begin to return back north as
a warm front on Friday, and move across the Mid-South Friday
night. A very warm, moist, and unstable airmass is expected to
result in the development of showers and thunderstorms producing
heavy rainfall across the Mid-South with the greatest coverage
occurring north of I-40. The warm front is expected to move
northwest of the Mid-South during the day on Saturday with a
temporary break in heavy rainfall across the watch area. A cold
front will move through the forecast area Saturday night into
Sunday, bringing a return of showers and thunderstorms with heavy
rainfall at times. Rainfall amounts are expected to range from
3-7 inches with locally higher amounts possible across portions of
Northeast Arkansas. Any additional rainfall amounts across the
Flash Flood Watch area may result in flash flooding and river
flooding.


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Including the cities of Pocahontas, Piggott, Corning,
Walnut Ridge, Paragould, Jonesboro, Harrisburg, Blytheville,
Wynne, West Memphis, Forrest City, Marianna, Helena, West Helena,
Kennett, Caruthersville, Tiptonville, Union City, and Dyersburg
408 AM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of East Arkansas, 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 Southeast Missouri, Dunklin and Pemiscot. In
  West Tennessee, Dyer, Lake, and Obion.

* From Friday evening through Sunday evening

* Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to
  produce between 3-7 inches across the watch area with locally
  higher amounts especially across Northeast Arkansas through
  Sunday evening.


* Recent rainfall has saturated soils across the watch area. Any
  additional heavy rainfall may result in the potential for flash
  flooding and subsequent river flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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