Warning Issue Date: 843 AM CDT SAT APR 29 2017
Warning Expiration: 230 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a
* Flood Warning for...
Perry County in south central Illinois...
Williamson County in southern Illinois...
Saline County in southern Illinois...
Jackson County in southern Illinois...
Franklin County in south central Illinois...
Hamilton County in south central Illinois...
Northeastern Bollinger County in southeastern Missouri...
Perry County in southeastern Missouri...
Northern Cape Girardeau County in southeastern Missouri...
* Until 230 PM CDT
* At 835 AM CDT, emergency management reported flooding in parts of
the warned area. Numerous roads were flooded or closed, especially
in the Marion area of southern Illinois. Some water rescues were
conducted early this morning. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches
have been common over the past 24 hours.
* Rainfall has become lighter across the warned area, and this
diminishing trend will continue through the morning. Additional
rainfall amounts will be under an inch. Floodwaters will be slow
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Carbondale, Marion, Jackson, Herrin, Harrisburg, Perryville, West
Frankfort, Murphysboro, Benton, Du Quoin, Pinckneyville,
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.
LAT...LON 3825 8837 3760 8839 3760 8946 3755 8952
3743 8944 3740 8963 3742 9015 3760 9010
3760 9015 3764 9015 3787 8995 3791 8984
3780 8967 3796 8959 3822 8959 3821 8915
3812 8914 3812 8871 3826 8870
Warning Issue Date: 429 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017
Warning Expiration: 1000 GMT 30 2017
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern
Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for parts of Southern
Illinois, Southeast Missouri, Southwest Indiana, and West Kentucky.
It is strongly recommended that residents and travelers in the
flash flood watch area stay away from flooded roadways and low
lying areas. Flooding conditions are expected to worsen in these
areas over the weekend. Refer to the Watch product for additional
Scattered severe thunderstorms will still be possible during the
pre-dawn this Saturday, then again late Saturday night. Large
hail and damaging wind gusts are expected to be the main severe
weather hazards. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday
A Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect until Sunday evening.
Refer to the Watch product for additional details.
Another round of strong to severe thunderstorms will be
also possible Sunday afternoon and evening. Large hail and
damaging wind gusts are again expected to be the main severe
weather hazards. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
There is a chance of thunderstorms again Wednesday. Any storms
that develop are not expected to be severe at this time, but
additional heavy rains could cause flooding issues, or impede
recovery from any flooding that has already occurred over this
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will likely be required again Saturday night
and then again Sunday afternoon and evening across parts of the
Reports of severe weather, as well as heavy rainfall amounts in
excess of an inch, are encouraged along with any reports of
flooding. Please ensure that these reports are relayed to the
National Weather Service in Paducah Kentucky.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
Warning Issue Date: 351 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017
Warning Expiration: 2145 GMT 29 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western
Kentucky, and southeast Missouri, including the following
areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Edwards, Franklin,
Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson,
Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne
IL, White, and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike,
Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. In western Kentucky,
Ballard, Carlisle, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman,
McCracken, and Union KY. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger,
Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry
MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.
* Through late Sunday night
* The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of southeast
Missouri, Southern Illinois, Southwest Indiana, and a few border
counties of West Kentucky along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Numerous thunderstorms with very heavy rain are expected to
persist across the Watch area through Saturday morning,
gradually working back toward Southeast Missouri and Southwest
Illinois during the afternoon and evening hours on Saturday.
Areas further east may see a break in the precipitation Saturday
into Saturday night, but will then see more thunderstorms with
very heavy rainfall move in from the west late Saturday night
and through the day Sunday. Radar estimates of two to five
inches of rain have already fallen over parts of the watch area.
An additional three to five inches of rain is expected to occur
before the storm system exits the area Sunday night, with the
heaviest rainfall expected in the Southeast Missouri Foothills.
Locally higher amounts are also possible where numerous
thunderstorms move across the same area.
* In addition to the possibility of flash flooding of some
roadways and streams, the heavy rainfall is expected to cause
rises on many of the area rivers, particularly the smaller
rivers in southeast Missouri, such as the Saint Francis, Black,
and Current rivers. Given the widespread rainfall across the
region, other larger river systems, such as the Mississippi and
Ohio Rivers will see rises in water levels occur in early May.
Due to the prolonged period of rain, some of the flash flood
warnings that are issued may be transitioned to overland flood
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.