Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Memphis TN
528 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

...Flooding Likely Across Portions of the Mid-South Through Late
Saturday Night...

.A slow-moving cold front will interact with deep moisture to
produce showers and thunderstorms across the Mid-South today
through late Saturday night. Moderate to heavy rainfall is
expected across the southern counties this morning...with a shift
to along and north of I-40 tonight. Heavier precipitation will
remain over this area through Saturday night as well...with the
southern counties of the watch seeing a period of lighter
activity for Friday and Friday night. Additional rainfall totals
of 2 to 5 inches is anticipated through late Saturday night.
Localized higher amounts are possible. Very moist soils due to
recent rainfall will result in significant run-off. Flooding is
occurring or expected along many of the rivers and tributaries.
In addition, widespread flooding of lowlands and poor drainage
urban areas is anticipated.

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Lafayette-Union-Tallahatchie-Yalobusha-
Including the cities of Oxford, New Albany, Charleston,
Water Valley, and Coffeeville
528 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

The National Weather Service in Memphis has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include a portion of North Mississippi,
  including the following areas, Lafayette, Tallahatchie, Union,
  and Yalobusha.

* Until noon CST today.

* Heavy rainfall is expected across much of the Mid-South.
  Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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Benton TN-Lauderdale-Tipton-Haywood-Crockett-Madison-Chester-
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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, 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
528 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

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
  Weakley.

* Through late Saturday night

* Heavy rainfall is expected across much of the Mid-South.
  Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible, with localized
  higher amounts. Another round of heavy rainfall is expected
  Friday through Saturday night.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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JAB


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