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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Paducah KY
903 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

...Heavy rainfall expected through Saturday across southeast
Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana and west

.Multiple weather disturbances will move across the four state
region through Saturday and bring repeated bouts of rain,
moderate to heavy at times. An event total of 4 to 7 inches of
rainfall is likely across the Watch area through late Saturday
night. Much of the region has already received 3/4 of an inch,
and portions of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois have
received 1 to 2 inches, apparently without much of a flood
impact. As another wave of moderate to heavy rain moves across the
area tonight, isolated water problems may begin to develop, but
the greatest concern will be Thursday night through Saturday night
after the ground across the region has become thoroughly
saturated, and heavier rainfall rates are achieved.


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
903 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018


The Flood Watch continues for

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

* Through late Saturday night

* Multiple rounds of rain, moderate to heavy at times will
increase the risk for areal flooding through the end of the
week, primarily from Thursday night through Saturday night.
Isolated low land and poor drainage areal flooding cannot be
ruled out before then.

* The main flooding concern will be along small streams and
creeks that feed into already swollen rivers across the
region. especially in areas that receive multiple rounds of
moderate to heavy rainfall. Elsewhere, elevated water levels
in low lying and poor drainage areas may lead to standing
water across some roads that typically flood.


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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