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Remnants of Cindy Pose Flooding Risk

22 Jun 2017, 3:48 pm

Rainbands associated with remains of Tropical Storm Cindy will continue to lift to the north. These rainbands will have the potential to bring excessive rainfall to the Southeast, from Louisiana to Ohio.

The greatest rainfall accumulations will fall from northern Louisiana into eastern Arkansas, and from Kentucky into West Virginia. This is where nearly four to eight inches of rain will accumulate over the next 48 hours. Widespread two to four inches of rainfall accumulation is expected from southern Louisiana to Pennsylvania.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch due to this heavy rainfall potential. This watch will be in effect through Friday evening. High rainfall rates could lead to rapid inundation of flood-prone roadways. Sharp rises in creeks and small streams may
occur. Low-lying areas may quickly become flooded.

As a reminder, 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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