Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Excessive Rain Threat Wed-Thu

Wednesday AM Update:

An early round of showers continues to move east across the area this morning in advance of the heavier showers and storms arriving later today and overnight. The Paducah National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood WATCH for much of Western Kentucky, Southeast Missouri and parts of Southern Illinois. Here is the latest map (right). 
Area-wide we could pick up 1-3" of rain but where heavy rain persists or trains over the same areas, there is the possibility of somebody recording 4-5". Southeast Missouri, far Western Kentucky, and counties along the Mississippi River appear to be at highest risk for those higher totals.
Flash flooding and river flooding will be the highest concern with this storm system. People who live near the Big Muddy and Cache Rivers in IL, the Black, St. Francois and Current Rivers in MO, the Obion River in TN and the numerous creeks in KY such as the Clarks, Obion, Cypress, and Perkins should be alert to fast rising waters during this event.

Tuesday PM Update:

Several rounds of heavy rain are going to be possible starting Wednesday afternoon and continue through Thursday. A Flash Flood WATCH has been issued for parts of MO as of Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service may issue a WATCH for parts of the Local 6 area by Wednesday morning in advance of the rain arriving.
Area-wide we could pick up 1-3" of rain but where heavy rain persists or trains over the same areas, there is the possibility of somebody recording 4-5". Southeast Missouri, far Western Kentucky, and counties along the Mississippi River appear to be at highest risk for those higher totals.
Flash flooding and river flooding will be the highest concern with this storm system. People who live near the Big Muddy and Cache Rivers in IL, the Black, St. Francois and Current Rivers in MO, the Obion River in TN and the numerous creeks in KY such as the Obion, Cypress, and Perkins should be alert to fast rising waters during this event. Here are the latest forecast graphics as of Tuesday night.

Weather Prediction Center Accumulated Rainfall Forecast Thru Thursday



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