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…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…

Bill Stephens

October 28th, 2020

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The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of southern Illinois...southwest
  Indiana...western Kentucky and southeast Missouri, including the
  following areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Gallatin,
  Hamilton, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union,
  White and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike, Posey,
  Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick. In western Kentucky, Ballard,
  Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Crittenden, Daviess, Fulton, Graves,
  Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall,
  McCracken, McLean, Union KY and Webster. In southeast Missouri,
  Butler, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard
  and Wayne MO.

* From this evening through Thursday morning

* Remnants of Tropical Storm Zeta will combine with a storm system
  moving in from the Southern Plains. Widespread showers, heavy at
  times, will spread north across the region today into tonight.
  The heaviest rainfall is expected this evening into Thursday
  morning.

* Rainfall totals of 3 1/2 to around 4 inches are possible in the
  watch area.  These amounts may cause flooding of low lying and
  poor drainage areas.

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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