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Flash Flood Watch issued May 27 at 11:17AM CDT until May 28 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS
Effective: 11:17 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017
Expires: 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017

...Heavy rain producing thunderstorms likely to produce flooding
later today and tonight...
. A potent weather system is forecast to move through Southeast
Missouri later today and tonight. A few rounds of thunderstorms,
capable of producing severe weather and torrential rainfall in a
short period of time, could lead to rapid rises on creeks,
streams, and rivers in the counties covered by the Flash Flood
Watch.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of southeast Missouri,
including the following areas, Carter and Ripley.
* Through Sunday morning
* A few rounds of thunderstorms, with very heavy rainfall, could
develop as early as midday and extend into Saturday evening. In
addition to severe weather, these storms could produce one to
two inches of rain in less than an hour, with isolated higher
amounts.
* The torrential rainfall will quickly runoff into ditches,
creeks, streams, and larger river systems in Carter and Ripley
counties. Campers and those planning travel on area rivers this
holiday weekend should keep posted the latest weather and seek
higher ground if flooding is expected shortly or occurring.
Camping right next to flowing bodies of water should be
discouraged later today and tonight. Some roadways may also be
weakened due to flood waters earlier in the month, so caution is
advised. Travel on any roadways covered with water should be
discouraged.

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