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Flash Flood Watch issued July 07 at 3:47AM CDT until July 08 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 3:47 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Expires: 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

...HEAVY RAINFALL LIKELY FROM TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...
.A FRONT WILL BECOME STATIONARY OVER THE REGION TODAY.
INTERMITTENT SHOWERS AND A FEW STORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY...WITH
POCKETS OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE. ESPECIALLY WHERE CELLS
TRAIN OVER THE SAME AREAS.
THE BEST OPPORTUNITY FOR WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL
WILL DEVELOP OVER THE REGION TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY AS AN AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE MOVES ALONG THE STATIONARY BOUNDARY OVERNIGHT
TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
THE WATCH AREA...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THE
HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS CURRENTLY EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF
THE INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR.
SOILS ARE ALREADY SATURATED ACROSS THE REGION...AND MANY CREEKS...
STREAMS AND RIVERS ARE ALREADY RUNNING ABOVE NORMAL. THIS
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO LEAD TO FLOODING OF STREAMS
AND RIVERS IN SOME AREAS...ALONG WITH THE FLOODING OF MANY LOW
WATER CROSSINGS.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS...BOURBON...CHEROKEE
AND CRAWFORD. IN MISSOURI...BARRY...BARTON...BENTON...
CAMDEN...CEDAR...CHRISTIAN...DADE...DALLAS...DENT...DOUGLAS...
GREENE...HICKORY...JASPER...LACLEDE...LAWRENCE...MARIES...
MCDONALD...MILLER...MORGAN...NEWTON...OZARK...PHELPS...POLK...
PULASKI...ST. CLAIR...STONE...TANEY...TEXAS...VERNON...
WEBSTER AND WRIGHT.
* THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING
* TODAY...INTERMITTENT SHOWERS AND A FEW EMBEDDED STORMS WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE AREA. POCKETS OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ARE POSSIBLE
WHERE HEAVIER SHOWERS TRAIN...OR REPEATED MOVE ACROSS THE SAME
AREA. WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL DEVELOP ACROSS
THE REGION TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES NORTHEAST
ALONG A FRONT THAT IS STALLED OVER THE AREA. STORM TOTAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR INCHES ARE CURRENTLY
EXPECTED ACROSS THE WATCH AREA...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE. THE HIGHEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH WEDNESDAY ARE
CURRENTLY EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSTATE 44
CORRIDOR.
* SOILS ARE ALREADY SATURATED ACROSS THE REGION...AND MANY
CREEKS...STREAMS AND RIVERS ARE ALREADY RUNNING ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO LEAD TO FLASH
FLOODING OF STREAMS...FLOOD PRONE AREAS...AND LOW WATER
CROSSINGS. FLOODING OF LARGER MAIN STEM RIVERS MAY ALSO
OCCUR.
THOSE CAMPING OR FLOATING ALONG AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS SHOULD BE
ALERT FOR RISING WATER LEVELS.
RIVERS POTENTIALLY IMPACTED BY FLOODING INCLUDE THE OSAGE...
MARMATON...SPRING ...ELK...JAMES...AND GASCONADE.

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