Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Memphis TN
402 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MID-SOUTH THIS
WEEKEND...

.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. Rainfall
amounts are expected to range from 4-6 inches, with locally
higher amounts possible. Any additional rainfall amounts across
the watch area may result in flash flooding and river flooding.

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Lake-Obion-Dyer-
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
402 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues 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 afternoon.

* Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to
  produce between 4-6 inches across the watch area with locally
  higher amounts possible.

* 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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Johnson/Churchill



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