Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Memphis TN
333 PM CST Wed Feb 21 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 this week.
Widespread heavy rainfall is expected to develop late tonight and
continue into early Thursday. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches
are expected in the watch area through Thursday morning, with an
additional 2 to 4 inches possible Friday through Saturday night.
Localized higher amounts are possible. Very moist soils due to
recent rainfall will result in significant run-off. Flooding is
likely along many of the rivers and tributaries. In addition,
widespread flooding of lowlands and poor drainage urban areas is
anticipated.

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DeSoto-Marshall-Benton MS-Tippah-Alcorn-Tunica-Tate-Coahoma-
Quitman-Panola-Lake-Obion-Weakley-Henry-Dyer-Gibson-Carroll-
Benton TN-Lauderdale-Tipton-Haywood-Crockett-Madison-Chester-
Henderson-Decatur-Shelby-Fayette-Hardeman-McNairy-Hardin-
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
333 PM CST Wed Feb 21 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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