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Weakley County Emergency Management
Thursday December 21st, 2017 :: 03:33 p.m. CST

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Flash Flood Watch until 09:00AM Saturday

...HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED FRIDAY ACROSS MUCH OF THE MID-SOUTH... .A slow moving cold front will move across the region Friday and Friday night. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms will move across the region starting Friday morning and ending Saturday morning. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches are expected in the watch area with isolated rainfall amounts of over 6 inches possible over portions of west Tennessee. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING... 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, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, and St. Francis. In North Mississippi, Alcorn, Benton, DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, Tippah, and Tunica. In Southeast Missouri, Dunklin and Pemiscot. In West Tennessee, Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and Weakley.

* From Friday morning through Saturday morning

* Rainfall ahead of a slow moving cold front could produce heavy amounts for Friday morning through Saturday morning.

* Flash flooding will be possible in these areas.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BENTON ... CARROLL ... CHESTER ... CROCKETT ... DECATUR ... DYER ... FAYETTE ... GIBSON ... HARDEMAN ... HARDIN ... HAYWOOD ... HENDERSON ... HENRY ... LAKE ... LAUDERDALE ... MADISON ... MCNAIRY ... OBION ... SHELBY ... TIPTON ... WEAKLEY

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:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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