Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Paducah KY
431 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...Additional Heavy Rain Will Lead to Flooding Problems across
Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, Southwest Indiana and
Western Kentucky through Saturday Night...

.Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall will continue across the
region today through Saturday. The final round will be in the form
of a line of showers and thunderstorms along a cold front Saturday
evening. Additional rainfall will average 2 to 4 inches, with
isolated amounts over 5 inches possible. With thoroughly saturated
conditions across the region, this additional heavy rainfall will
result in more significant and widespread flooding problems. In
addition, river flooding will worsen.

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
431 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018


The Flood Watch continues for

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

* Through late Saturday night.

* Periods of showers and thunderstorms will produce another 2 to 4
  inches of rainfall through Saturday night. Isolated higher
  amounts will be possible. With saturated soil, the result will
  be worsening areal flood problems and the potential for flash
  flooding, especially Saturday afternoon and evening.

* The main flooding concern initially will be along small streams
  and creeks that feed into already swollen rivers across the
  region. Elsewhere, elevated water levels in low lying and poor
  drainage areas may lead to standing water across some roads that
  typically flood. However, a line of strong to severe
  thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening may result in more
  significant flash flooding over much of the region.


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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