Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 2:36 PM CST on December 19, 2013
... Flood Watch in effect from Friday evening through late
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a
* Flood Watch for all of southeast Missouri... southern
Illinois... southwest Indiana and western Kentucky.
* From Friday evening through late Saturday night.
* 3 to 5 inches of rainfall is forecast from Friday through
Saturday night with the heaviest rainfall expected from late
Friday night through about midnight Saturday night.
* Ground conditions remain saturated from recent snow melt and
past precipitation events. Heavy rainfall will result in creeks
and small streams coming out of their banks. Roads that
typically flood... will do so during this event. The heavy rain
across the Ohio Valley region will likely have some influence on
larger rivers and their levels over the next week or so.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.