Weather

County,
Flood Watch issued March 10 at 3:40AM CST until March 10 at 6:00PM CST by NWS
Effective: 3:40 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016
Expires: 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016

...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED ACROSS EASTERN ARKANSAS...THE
MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI AND MUCH OF WEST
TENNESSEE...
.A COUPLE OF STALLED FRONTS WILL BRING PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN TO
EAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI AND
MUCH OF WEST TENNESSEE THROUGH AT LEAST LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN ARE EXPECTED WHICH WILL LIKELY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING IN THE WATCH AREA.
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF EAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST
MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN EAST ARKANSAS...
CRAIGHEAD...CRITTENDEN...CROSS...LEE...MISSISSIPPI...
PHILLIPS...POINSETT AND ST. FRANCIS. IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...
DUNKLIN.
* THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON
* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO FOUR INCHES WITH ISOLATED
HIGHER AMOUNTS CAN BE EXPECTED. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON COULD TOP 12 INCHES ACROSS PARTS OF EAST
ARKANSAS NEAR PHILLIPS AND LEE COUNTIES.
* A LACK OF VEGETATION AND MOIST SOILS ACROSS THE REGION MAY
INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR RUNOFF FROM EXCESSIVE RAINFALL. THE
COMBINATION OF VERY HIGH RAINFALL TOTALS AND RUNOFF...COULD LEAD
TO RIVER FLOODING PARTICULARLY ALONG ST. FRANCIS RIVER BASIN AS WELL
AS FLASH FLOODING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS DURING THE HEAVIEST
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SMALL DITCHES... CREEKS...AND STREAMS
COULD FILL QUICKLY. IF DRIVING AND YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED
ROADWAY...TURN AROUND AND TAKE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE. REMEMBER TURN
AROUND DON/T DROWN.

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