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County,
Flash Flood Watch issued March 13 at 3:10PM CDT until March 14 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS
Effective: 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016
Expires: 7 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016

...FLASH FLOOD POTENTIAL CONTINUES THROUGH TONIGHT...
.SHOWERS WILL DIMINISH ACROSS THE MID SOUTH THIS MORNING AS AN
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE DEPARTS TO THE OHIO VALLEY. AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WILL MOVE INTO THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI TONIGHT...BRINGING ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS TO THE MID SOUTH. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL HAVE THE
POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. SOILS REMAIN VERY SATURATED
ACROSS THE WATCH AREA DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL FOR THE PAST SEVERAL
DAYS. ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL INCREASE THE POTENTIAL OF
FLASH FLOODING OCCURRING ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES 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...PHILLIPS...POINSETT...
RANDOLPH AND ST. FRANCIS. IN NORTH MISSISSIPPI...BENTON...
COAHOMA...DESOTO...LAFAYETTE...MARSHALL...PANOLA...QUITMAN...
TALLAHATCHIE...TATE...TUNICA AND YALOBUSHA. IN SOUTHEAST
MISSOURI...DUNKLIN AND PEMISCOT. IN WEST TENNESSEE...CARROLL...
CROCKETT...DYER...FAYETTE...GIBSON...HARDEMAN...HAYWOOD...
HENRY...LAKE...LAUDERDALE...MADISON...OBION...SHELBY...TIPTON
AND WEAKLEY.
* THROUGH MONDAY MORNING
* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY WITHIN THUNDERSTORMS.
* EXTREMELY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS EXIST ACROSS THE WATCH AREA
WHERE 4 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN OVER THE PAST
SEVERAL DAYS. NEARLY ALL PRECIPITATION THAT FALLS WILL BECOME
RUNOFF...THEREFORE INCREASING THE RISK OF FLASH FLOODING WHERE
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP.
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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