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Weakley County Emergency Management
Saturday July 13th, 2019 :: 02:47 p.m. CDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 07:00PM Tuesday

...Excessive Rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Barry Will Bring an Elevated Risk of Flash Flooding Sunday through Tuesday... .Tropical cyclone Barry will lift north through Arkansas Sunday night and Monday. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will occur this afternoon and evening, with brief periods of locally heavy rainfall creating a slight risk of flash flooding. The flash flood risk will increase substantially on Sunday, as widespread moderate to heavy rain bands lift into north Mississippi Sunday morning. These rain bands will continue advancing north through the remainder of the Midsouth Sunday afternoon and evening. Heaviest rainfall is expected over the Mississippi River delta and the Memphis metro area late Sunday evening into early Monday morning. Storm total rainfall through Tuesday may reach as high as 8 inches over northwest Mississippi and east central Arkansas. While the heaviest rainfall will likely taper off Monday, additional light to moderate rainfall is expected on Tuesday, which may necessitate an extension of the Flash Flood Watch at a later time. The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of East Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, and West Tennessee, including the following areas, in East Arkansas, Clay and Greene. In Southeast Missouri, Dunklin and Pemiscot. In West Tennessee, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Lake, Obion, and Weakley.

* From Sunday evening through Tuesday evening

* Excessive rainfall from the remnants of tropical cyclone Barry, totaling 3 to 6 inches.

* Flash flooding could lead to live threatening situations for motorists and individuals exposed to low lying areas or rapidly rising creeks and rivers.

* AFFECTED AREAS: DYER ... GREENE ... WEAKLEY ... CROCKETT ... GIBSON ... CARROLL ... OBION ... PEMISCOT ... CLAY ... LAKE ... DUNKLIN

Instructions:

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.

Address/Location
Weakley County Emergency Management
Old 22
Dresden, TN 38225

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 731-364-5454

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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