Flash Flood Watch for the entire Mid-South

FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NWS-MEMPHIS TN / MEMPHISWEATHER.NET
454 PM CDT WED JUL 29 2009

A FRONT WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY JUST NORTH OF THE MID-SOUTH TONIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME MORE NUMEROUS OVERNIGHT AND WIDESPREAD ON THURSDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE APPROACHES THE REGION AND THE FRONT STARTS TO MOVE SOUTH AS A COLD FRONT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL TAPER OFF THURSDAY EVENING.

..FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 1:00AM FRIDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF EAST ARKANSAS… NORTH MISSISSIPPI… SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND WEST TENNESSEE… INCLUDING THE MEMPHIS METRO AREA

* FROM NOW UNTIL 1:00AM FRIDAY

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME NUMEROUS THIS EVENING AND WIDESPREAD ON THURSDAY. SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE HEAVY RAIN ACROSS MID-SOUTH. TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* THE GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED IN MANY AREAS DUE TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL RAIN IN JULY. THIS WILL INCREASE THE RUNOFF POTENTIAL… AND WILL MAKE FLASH FLOODING MORE LIKELY.

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.

DO NOT DRIVE INTO WATER-COVERED ROADWAYS OR ALLOW CHILDREN TO PLAY NEAR SWOLLEN CREEKS OR DRAINAGE AREAS.

$

JCL/EAP

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