Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Paducah KY
146 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

.Another 1 to 2 inches...with locally higher amounts
possible...will aggravate existing flood conditions...

Jefferson-Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-Perry IL-Franklin-Hamilton-
Union KY-Webster-Hopkins-Christian-Henderson-Daviess-McLean-
Muhlenberg-Todd-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter-
Ripley-Butler-Stoddard-Scott-Mississippi-New Madrid-
Including the cities of Mount Vernon, Fairfield, Albion,
Mount Carmel, Pinckneyville, West Frankfort, McLeansboro, Carmi,
Carbondale, Murphysboro, Herrin, Harrisburg, Shawneetown,
Jonesboro, Vienna, Golconda, Elizabethtown, Cairo, Mound City,
Metropolis, Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville, Evansville,
Boonville, Rockport, Hickman, Clinton, Bardwell, Wickliffe,
Paducah, Mayfield, Smithland, Benton, Murray, Marion, Eddyville,
Cadiz, Princeton, Morganfield, Dixon, Madisonville, Hopkinsville,
Henderson, Owensboro, Calhoun, Greenville, Elkton, Perryville,
Marble Hill, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Piedmont, Van Buren,
Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Bloomfield, Sikeston, Charleston,
and New Madrid
146 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018


The Flood Watch continues for

* All of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana
  and western Kentucky.

* Through late tonight

* Showers will be increasing in scope and coverage as we head into
  the night time hours. Thunderstorms will bring the potential for
  intense heavy rains locally. Another 1 to 2 inches on average is
  expected, but locally higher amounts are possible. This will be
  falling on already well saturated grounds, many of which are
  already in or nearly flooded. These additional rains will
  continue to pose a flood hazard, including the potential for
  flash flooding where thunderstorms hit.

* These additional rains will aggravate already ongoing flooding
  of area rivers and tributaries across the region. Smaller
  streams and creeks not currently in flood will fill up and
  overspill their banks quickly, heightening the flood threat. In
  addition, elevated water levels in low lying and poor drainage
  areas, as well as waters that may not yet have receded from
  antecedent rainfall, may lead to more road closures due to high
  water crossings. Thunderstorms, producing locally higher
  rainfall amounts, could pose a flash flooding risk as well.


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.

Heed all flood warning signs, and never cross a flooded roadway.
Turn around and don`t drown! Remember it is harder to see rising
waters at night. Seek high ground immediately if you encounter an
area with rising waters.



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