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Weekly Weather UPDATE – Feb 21, 2019, Flash Flood Watch in effect Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening

Little Tallahatchie River at Etta New Albany, Union County, MS.

  • The post office and businesses and homes in the low lying area near the river in New Albany are flooded. Several homes along County Highway 46 are flooded. Flood water is covering County Highways 46 and 47. flood waters are approaching the level of Highway 355 near Etta.
  • Cropland flooding is very extensive and water begins to cover County Highway 46. County Highway 47 has 1 to 2 feet of water over the unpaved portions. Evacuations become necessary due to access problems.
  • County Highway 47 near Mud Creek and Mill Creek has 6 to 12 inches of water over it. Several thousand acres of cropland are flooded.
  • Extensive cropland flooding is occurring, mainly between State Highway 30 and County Highway 46. Water is beginning to cover the unpaved portion of Union County Highway 47 near Mud Creek.
  • Widespread farmland flooding is beginning. Small tributary streams are causing backwater flooding between New Albany and State Highway 30.
  • Unprotected low land along the river in Western Union County is flooded.

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Flash Flood Watch in effect Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening for locations along and south of the I-40 corridor. An additional 2 to 4 inches of rainfall is expected across the watch area with isolated higher amounts. Street flooding will be a hazard for motorists. Low-lying and poor drainage areas will be at risk for flash flooding, as well as small streams.

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A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for much of the Mid-South until 9 AM CST Thursday. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening for areas along and south of the I-40 corridor. Multiple rounds of heavy rain will result in an additional 2-4 inches of rainfall. This will likely lead to flooding, rises in area rivers, and an increased potential for river flooding. A strong cold front will move across the area on Saturday. A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible with damaging winds as the main threat.

 

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Several rounds of rain are expected Thursday through Saturday night will likely result in both areal flooding and flash flooding and exacerbate river flooding. Severe storms are possible Saturday. Amounts: 2 to 4 inches with isolated higher totals. Impacts: Flooding of some roads, low lying areas, and poor drainage areas can be expected. Areas that do not typically flood could also become flooded. Numerous rivers are in flood stage. To take a look at these river stages and hydrographs head to our rivers tab.

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Thursday
Showers, mainly after noon. Areas of dense fog before 9am. High near 52. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 47. East northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 59. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 56. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southwest wind around 15 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 57.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 54.

 

 

 

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