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Heavy Rainfall Possible Tonight, Friday
By National Weather Service
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
349 AM CDT THU MAY 2 2013

...HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE LATE THIS EVENING INTO FRIDAY EVENING...

A SLOW MOVING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP AND PERSIST OVER WESTERN MISSOURI AND ARKANSAS THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. BEGINNING LATE THURSDAY EVENING AND INTO FRIDAY EVENING... THIS AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE WILL GENERATE COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL OVER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND ADJACENT PARTS OF SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS AND KENTUCKY ADJACENT TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

AT THIS TIME... IT LOOKS LIKE THAT TWO TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN WILL BE LIKELY FROM A MOUNT VERNON ILLINOIS... MAYFIELD KENTUCKY LINE... WESTWARD THROUGH SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. THE TIME PERIOD OF GREATEST CONCERN WILL BE BETWEEN 10 PM THURSDAY THROUGH 10 PM FRIDAY.

WITH RIVER FLOODING ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI ALREADY CAUSING  PROBLEMS FOR RESIDENTS ALONG AND NEAR THE RIVER... THE EXPECTED RAINFALL LATE THIS WEEK WILL ONLY AGGRAVATE PROBLEMS FOR OVERLAND AREAS ADJACENT TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY IN THE EXACT TIMING AND AMOUNTS OF THE HEAVY RAIN... IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO DELINEATE ANY AREA THAT MAY REQUIRE A FLOOD WATCH. THE MAIN GOAL OF A POTENTIAL FLOOD WATCH WOULD BE TO HEIGHTEN AWARENESS OF BACKWATER FROM RIVER CHANNELS AND NEW RAINFALL QUICKLY RUNNING OFF INTO THE RIVER.

ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI FOOTHILLS MAY ALSO BE OF CONCERN TO PERSONS LIVING IN LOW LYING AREAS AT AND BELOW THE BASE OF THE FOOTHILLS.

IF YOU LIVE IN OR NEAR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER... CONTINUE TO MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO... COMMERCIAL TELEVISION... RADIO AND THE INTERNET FOR THE LATEST WATCHES... WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES.



On the Net:

Paducah Weather Service webpage


Published 04:35 AM, Thursday May. 02, 2013
Updated 09:34 PM, Thursday May. 02, 2013

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