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…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING…NWS

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING…NWS

WMSK Staff

October 30th, 2018

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The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flood Watch for all of western Kentucky, the counties of Massac,
Pope, and Hardin in southern Illinois, and the counties of
Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Spencer in southwest Indiana.

* From Wednesday evening through Thursday evening

* A slow moving frontal boundary will bring several waves of rain
and a few thunderstorms to the region Wednesday into Thursday.
Storm total rainfall in the watch area is forecast to range from
3 to 4 inches, with locally higher amounts possible.

* The cumulative effect of the rain may result in flooding of low
lying and flood-prone areas. Falling leaves may also clog
drainage systems and impede the normal course of water runoff.
In addition, some minor river flooding may eventually develop
given the widespread and heavy amounts of rain over the basins.

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 should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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