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Flash Flood Watch issued for southeast MO, southern IL starting Friday night

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The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a flash flood watch for parts of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois starting on Friday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m.

According to the NWS, the watch is portions of both states, generally along and west of a line from Pinckneyville, Ill. to New Madrid, Mo.

It is in effect from Friday evening through Saturday evening.

The NWS reports widespread rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches, with some locally higher amounts that will likely result in flooding.

The greatest potential for flash flooding will be along streams and rivers flowing through and out of the Mark Twain National Forest in southeast Missouri.

Roads that typically experience some minor flooding will likely do so during this time.

This affected area includes:

Missouri

  • Bollinger County
  • Butler County
  • Cape Girardeau County
  • Carter County
  • Mississippi County
  • New Madrid County
  • Perry County
  • Ripley County
  • Scott County
  • Stoddard County
  • Wayne County

Illinois

  • Alexander
  • Jackson
  • Perry
  • Union

According to NWS, a Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a dangerous situation and you should be prepared to take action if Flash Flood Warnings are issued.

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