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Flash Flood Watch issued July 03 at 3:30AM CDT until July 03 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 3:30 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017
Expires: 7 p.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017

...Heavy rainfall and flash flooding expected across portions of
the Mid South today...
.A slow moving Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV) will interact
with a very moist and increasingly unstable airmass to support
widespread showers and thunderstorms. Slow moving or training
storms may be capable of producing several inches of rain in a
short period of time which may result in flash flooding.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of East Arkansas, North
Mississippi, Southeast Missouri, and West Tennessee, including
the following areas, in East Arkansas, Clay, Craighead,
Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi,
Poinsett, Randolph, and St. Francis. In North Mississippi,
DeSoto. In Southeast Missouri, Dunklin and Pemiscot. In West
Tennessee, Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Haywood, Lake,
Lauderdale, Madison, Obion, Shelby, and Tipton.
* Through this evening
* Slow moving storms will be capable of producing several inches
of rainfall in a short period of time which may result in flash
flooding. Total rainfall amounts between 2 and 4 inches, with
isolated higher amounts will be possible.
* Sharp rises in creeks and small streams may occur. Low-lying
areas may quickly become flooded. Low lying areas both urban and
rural will be most prone to flooding. Travelers should be aware
of these threat areas and avoid them if at all possible. In
addition persons should avoid outside activity near culverts,
ditches,and ravines as these have proven deadly during flash
flood events.

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