Flash Flood Watch until 7pm tonight

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
325 AM CDT FRI OCT 9 2009

...HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED TO BRING AREAS OF FLASH FLOODING TODAY TO
MUCH OF THE MIDSOUTH...

.AN UNSEASONABLY WARM AND MOIST UNSTABLE AIRMASS WILL COMBINE WITH A
SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT TO PRODUCE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...SOME
OF WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE EXCESSIVE RAINFALL ACROSS
EAST ARKANSAS...MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...WEST TENNESSEE...AND PARTS OF
NORTH MISSISSIPPI TODAY. A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN IS
LIKELY ACROSS THE WATCH AREA TODAY...BEFORE THE FRONT PUSHES EAST
AND ENDS THE FLASH FLOODING THREAT THIS EVENING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF EAST ARKANSAS AND
WEST TENNESSEE...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN EAST
ARKANSAS...CRITTENDEN...CROSS...LEE AND ST. FRANCIS. IN WEST
TENNESSEE...FAYETTE...HAYWOOD...MADISON...SHELBY AND TIPTON.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT MAY
CAUSE FLASH FLOODING. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES
CAN BE EXPECTED BY THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

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