Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
FGUS73 KPAH 262003
National Weather Service Paducah KY
303 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017
...Heavy rainfall possible Friday through Sunday...
Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to move
across the area during this time period. The potential for heavy
rain is highest starting Friday evening into Saturday morning and
again Saturday night into Sunday evening.
Rainfall amounts and locations are subject to change, but there
has been a fairly consistent signal to focus the heaviest amounts
over portions of southeast Missouri into southwest Illinois. This
area could see 3 to 5 inches with some locally higher amounts
possible. Amounts are expected to be lighter further east over
western Kentucky and southwest Indiana.
There may be a break in the precipitation on Saturday at many
locations as a warm front lifts north out of the region. However,
heavy rainfall chances will increase again Saturday night into
Sunday as a cold front approaches from the west.
The heavy rainfall is expected to cause rises on some area
rivers, particularly the smaller rivers in southeast Missouri such
as the Saint Francis, Black, and Current. Minor to moderate river
flooding is possible.
Confidence is high that heavy rain will fall, but confidence is
lower as to the exact location of the heaviest rainfall. Stay
tuned for later updates or watches concerning this heavy rain