Flood Potential Outlook
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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Paducah KY
404 AM CDT Wed Aug 26 2020

...Heavy Rainfall from Tropical Remnants heading our way...

We continue to monitor Hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico, with
an expected landfall near the Louisiana/Texas border tonight. The
tropical remnants of Laura will move northward, and are expected
to impact our area with heavy rain primarily Friday into Friday
night.

Current storm total rainfall projections suggest we could get
widespread 1 to 3 inch amounts, with localized higher amounts of 4
inches. Latest thinking suggests the most likely corridor for
receiving the heavier amounts will be across portions of southeast
Missouri, western Kentucky, and far southern Illinois. There will
be a heightened flooding concern, especially if the higher
amounts are realized. Some uncertainty remains regarding how
widespread the heavier amounts will be though.

Rapid rises on smaller creeks and streams, particularly in more
flood-prone, hillier locations of southeast Missouri are
possible given this amount of rainfall.

Stay tuned for updates as this event draws closer. Plan
accordingly for the potential for heavy rain and flooding issues
Friday into Friday night.

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