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FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WMSK LISTENING AREA -NWS PADUCAH

Bill Stephens

March 12th, 2021

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The Flood Watch continues for:

* Portions of southern Illinois...southwest Indiana...western
  Kentucky and southeast Missouri, including the following areas, in Southern Illinois, Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin,
  Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne IL, White and
  Williamson. In Southwest Indiana, Gibson, Posey, Spencer,
  Vanderburgh and Warrick. In Western Kentucky, Ballard, Caldwell,  Crittenden, Daviess, Henderson, Hopkins, Livingston, McCracken,  McLean, Union KY and Webster. In Southeast Missouri, Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Perry MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne MO.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* A couple more rounds of rain, heavy at times, are forecast through  Saturday morning. The heaviest rain is expected to fall tonight into Saturday morning across southeast Missouri, far southern Illinois, and into western Kentucky as waves of energy stream along and north of a stalled frontal boundary. Through Saturday, additional rainfall amounts in the watch area of 1 to 2 inches are forecast, with locally higher amounts possible.

* Repeat rounds of rain through Saturday morning will saturate soils and cause local creeks and streams to rise, resulting in the potential for flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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