Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Memphis TN
1136 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for eastern Arkansas,
the Missouri Bootheel and far northwest Tennessee from Saturday
afternoon through late Sunday afternoon...

.A very humid tropical airmass will build into the Midsouth
overnight, in advance of a deep upper level low pressure system
over the Southern Plains...with a stationary front will set up
near the Arkansas / Missouri border. A series of upper level
disturbances tracking across the Ozark plateau on Saturday and
Sunday with trigger repeated rounds of heavier showers and
thunderstorms across the watch area. Rainfall amounts may reach as
high as 4 to 5 inches before ending by Sunday evening. Portions
of the watch area may be expanded eastward for Sunday.

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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, Tiptonville, Union City, and Dyersburg
1136 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
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 Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening

* Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to
  produce between 2 to 3 inches across the watch area, with
  localized areas of up to 5 inches 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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