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NWS PADUCAH – FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

NWS PADUCAH – FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 6th, 2019

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Numerous disturbances aloft will move over a surface frontal
boundary, and interact with copious moisture to result in several
periods of showers and scattered thunderstorms late today through
Thursday. The resulting heavy rain will likely lead to flooding
and possibly flash flooding.

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* All of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana
and western Kentucky.

* From noon CST today through Thursday evening.

* Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to result in rain totals
from 2 to 4 inches. Locally higher amounts cannot be ruled out.

* The heavy rain will likely result in flooding of low lying and
poor drainage areas, in addition to rising water levels on
area rivers, creeks, and streams. Water levels are already
elevated along the Ohio and Wabash rivers. Localized flash
flooding cannot be ruled out with scattered thunderstorms
producing heavier rainfall rates.

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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