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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Memphis TN
1248 PM CST Thu Feb 21 2019

...Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding Possible Through Saturday
Evening...

.A warm front will lift north across the Mid-South through
Friday. This front will interact with abundant moisture and
several upper- level disturbances today through Saturday evening.
As a result, the Mid-South will experience multiple rounds of
heavy rainfall over the next several days. Another 2 to 4 inches
of rain is expected, with isolated higher amounts. Heavy rainfall
on top of already saturated ground and swollen rivers and creeks
will likely cause additional flash flooding.


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Cross-Crittenden-St. Francis-Lee AR-Phillips-DeSoto-Marshall-
Benton MS-Tippah-Alcorn-Tishomingo-Tunica-Tate-Prentiss-Coahoma-
Quitman-Panola-Lafayette-Union-Pontotoc-Lee MS-Itawamba-
Tallahatchie-Yalobusha-Calhoun-Chickasaw-Monroe-Weakley-Henry-
Gibson-Carroll-Benton TN-Tipton-Haywood-Crockett-Madison-Chester-
Henderson-Decatur-Shelby-Fayette-Hardeman-McNairy-Hardin-
Including the cities of Wynne, West Memphis, Forrest City,
Marianna, Helena, West Helena, Southaven, Olive Branch,
Holly Springs, Ashland, Ripley MS, Corinth, Iuka, Tunica,
Senatobia, Booneville, Clarksdale, Marks, Batesville, Oxford,
New Albany, Pontotoc, Tupelo, Fulton, Charleston, Water Valley,
Coffeeville, Bruce, Calhoun City, Houston, Okolona, Amory,
Aberdeen, Martin, Dresden, Paris, Humboldt, Milan, Huntingdon,
Camden, Covington, Brownsville, Alamo, Jackson, Henderson,
Lexington, Parsons, Decaturville, Bartlett, Germantown,
Collierville, Memphis, Millington, Somerville, Oakland, Bolivar,
Selmer, and Savannah
1248 PM CST Thu Feb 21 2019

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of East Arkansas, North Mississippi, and West
Tennessee, including the following areas, in East Arkansas,
Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Phillips, and St. Francis. In North
Mississippi, Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Coahoma,
DeSoto, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Monroe, Panola,
Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah,
Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, and Yalobusha. In West Tennessee,
Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Fayette, Gibson,
Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Madison, McNairy,
Shelby, Tipton, and Weakley.

* Through Saturday evening

* An additional 2 to 4 inches of rainfall is expected across the
watch area with isolated higher amounts.

* Street flooding will be a hazard for motorists. Low-lying and
poor drainage areas will be at risk for flash flooding, as
well as small streams.

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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