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NWS: Flash Flood Watch Until 1:00 AM FRIDAY, July 29

NWS: Flash Flood Watch Until 1:00 AM FRIDAY, July 29

Bill Stephens

July 27th, 2016

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…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS…
WESTERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI…INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS…IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS…ALEXANDER…HARDIN…
JOHNSON…MASSAC…POPE AND PULASKI. 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…MISSISSIPPI…
NEW MADRID…RIPLEY…SCOTT AND STODDARD.

* THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT

* LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVER 2 INCHES MAY OCCUR IN SOME
LOCATIONS OF WESTERN KY…FAR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHEAST
MISSOURI. STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF INTENSE…LOCALLY HEAVY
DOWNPOURS OVERNIGHT TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY EVENING.

* IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA…SEEK HIGHER
GROUND AND MOVE AWAY FROM FLOOD PRONE AREAS IMMEDIATELY.
OTHERWISE YOU WILL LIKELY PUT YOUR LIFE IN DANGER. NEVER CROSS
A FLOODED ROADWAY. TURN AROUND…DON`T DROWN!

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.

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