Benton

Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 11:37 am CDT on July 7, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on July 08, 2015
  • ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Wednesday evening... The Flash Flood Watch continues for
  • portions of southeast Kansas and Missouri...including the following areas...in southeast Kansas...Bourbon...Cherokee and Crawford. In Missouri...Barry...Barton...Benton... Camden...Cedar...Christian...Dade...Dallas...Dent...Douglas... Greene...Hickory...Jasper...Laclede...Lawrence...Maries... McDonald...Miller...Morgan...Newton...Ozark...Phelps...Polk... Pulaski...St. Clair...stone...Taney...Texas...Vernon... Webster and Wright.
  • Through Wednesday evening
  • this afternoon...showers and a few embedded storms will move across the area. Pockets of locally heavy rainfall are possible where heavier showers train...or repeated move across the same area. Additional widespread moderate to heavy rainfall will develop across the region tonight and Wednesday as low pressure moves northeast along a front that is stalled over the area. Storm total rainfall amounts between two and four inches are currently expected across the watch area...with locally higher amounts possible. The highest rainfall amounts tonight through Wednesday are currently expected along and northwest of the Interstate 44 corridor.
  • Soils are already saturated across the region...and many creeks...streams and rivers are already running above normal. This additional rainfall is expected to lead to flash flooding of streams...flood prone areas...and low water crossings. Flooding of larger rivers may also occur. Those camping or floating along area streams and rivers should be alert for rising water levels. Rivers potentially impacted by flooding include the Osage... Marmaton...Spring ...Elk...James...and Gasconade. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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.
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