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NWS says TORRENTIAL RAINS are headed our way

Posted by on Sunday, July 14th, 2019 @ 8:38 pm.

From the National Weather Service

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - Thanks to Tropical Storm Barry - the second formed hurricane of the 2019 season, downgraded upon landfall in the Gulf - we're about to get swamped with what the National Weather Service is calling "torrential rains."

And that's not good for folks over on the Mississippi River side of the state of Illinois....because they're already swamped.

The NWS says that this rain event that's about to climb up into the Midwest will start at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, July 15, and will continue on through to Tuesday, which will be the period of heaviest rain, although the forecast is also calling for continuation of the unneeded rain through Wednesday the 17th.

East Cape Girardeau, Illinois, already with sandbags piled all around, is bracing for the torrential downpours. There are folks there relying on sandbagging to keep their property closed off from the floodwaters which have been backed up there literally for weeks. More downpours will likely make all their efforts be for naught.

From NWS

Here's what the NWS is saying in their forecasts for the affected areas; first, the Flood Watch.

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Paducah KY
247 PM CDT Sun Jul 14 2019
...Heavy Rainfall from Tropical Storm Barry Will Bring the Potential
for Flash Flooding Monday through Tuesday...

Union-Johnson-Alexander-Pulaski-Massac-Fulton-Hickman-Carlisle
Ballard-McCracken-Graves-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter
Ripley-Butler-Stoddard-Scott-Mississippi-New Madrid-Including the
cities of Jonesboro, Vienna, Cairo, Mound City, Metropolis, Hickman,
Clinton, Bardwell, Wickliffe, Paducah, Mayfield, Marble Hill, Cape
Girardeau, Jackson, Piedmont, Van Buren, Doniphan, Poplar Bluff,
Bloomfield, Sikeston, Charleston, and New Madrid
247 PM CDT Sun Jul 14 2019
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...The Flash Flood Watch continues for:
Portions of southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and southeast
Missouri, including the following areas, in southern Illinois,
Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski, and Union. In western
Kentucky, Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, and
McCracken. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger, Butler, Cape
Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Ripley, Scott,
Stoddard, and Wayne MO.
From Monday morning through Tuesday evening*
Heavy rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Storm Barry will
affect the region. Rainfall totals are forecast to range from 3 to
5 inches across the watch area, with isolated higher amounts
possible. Flash flooding could lead to life threatening situations
for motorists and individuals exposed to low lying areas or rapidly
rising creeks and rivers.
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.

Here's the Flood Statement.

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Paducah Kentucky
726 PM CDT Sun Jul 14 2019
...The flood warning continues for the following river in
Illinois...Missouri...Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau and
Thebes. Moderate flooding continues on the Mississippi River at Cape
Girardeau while minor flooding continues at Thebes. At both
locations, water levels continue to fall slowly. Cape Girardeau is
forecast to fall into minor flooding on Tuesday morning. Flooding
will continue until further notice at both locations.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...SAFETY MESSAGE...Never drive
cars...trucks or sport utility vehicles through flooded areas. The
water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow children to
play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or
your local media for further statements and possible updated
forecasts.Additional information is available at
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=pah

The Flood Warning continues for the Mississippi River at Cape
Girardeau *until further notice.*
At 7:00 PM Sunday the stage was 37.4 feet. *Flood Stage is 32.0
feet.*
Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.*
Forecast...The river will continue to slowly fall, dropping to minor
flooding Tuesday morning.

And here's a Flood Warning.

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Paducah Kentucky
726 PM CDT Sun Jul 14 2019
...The flood warning continues for the following river in
Illinois...Missouri...Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau and
Thebes.
Moderate flooding continues on the Mississippi River at Cape
Girardeau while minor flooding continues at Thebes. At both
locations, water levels continue to fall slowly. Cape Girardeau is
forecast to fall into minor flooding on Tuesday morning. Flooding
will continue until further notice at both locations.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...SAFETY MESSAGE...Never drive
cars...trucks or sport utility vehicles through flooded areas. The
water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow children to
play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or
your local media for further statements and possible updated
forecasts.Additional information is available at
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=pah

And then here's the hazardous weather outlook for the rest of the readership area; if you're a regular reader, your county is probably included in this list.

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Paducah KY
247 PM CDT Sun Jul 14 2019

Jefferson-Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-Perry IL-Franklin-Hamilton-White
Jackson-Williamson-Saline-Gallatin-Union-Johnson-Pope-Hardin
Alexander-Pulaski-Massac-Gibson-Pike-Posey-Vanderburgh-Warrick
Spencer-Fulton-Hickman-Carlisle-Ballard-McCracken-Graves-Livingston
Marshall-Calloway-Crittenden-Lyon-Trigg-Caldwell-Union KY-Webster
Hopkins-Christian-Henderson-Daviess-McLean-Muhlenberg-Todd-Perry MO
Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter-Ripley-Butler-Stoddard
Scott-Mississippi-New Madrid
247 PM CDT Sun Jul 14 2019
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois,
southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri..
DAY ONE...Through Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms will continue to spread north across the
region through tonight, especially across southeast Missouri and
nearby portions of western Kentucky and southern Illinois. Severe
storms are not expected, although heavy downpours can be expected
with the stronger storms..
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday
Numerous showers and a few thunderstorms are forecast from Monday
through Wednesday due to the remnants of tropical system Barry, with
the risk of heavy rainfall and flooding in some areas. The heaviest
rain should be over southeast Missouri, far western Kentucky, and
extreme southern Illinois. See the latest Flash Flood Watch and
Hydrologic Outlook for more details. A few strong to severe storms
are possible early in the week. Afternoon heat indices will climb
above 100 degrees each afternoon from Thursday through Saturday..
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...Spotter reports of any flooding will
be needed during the first half of the new work week.

That's for those of us in southern and southeastern Illinois. Please take precautions if you're on the southwest and deep south side of the state, and Missouri readers...our best to you. This is the weirdest weather year ever, it seems, with no end in sight.

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