NWS County & Zone Alert Details

Weather Alerts for Lauderdale County, TN

As Issued by the National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch    FLASH FLOOD WATCH    Flash Flood Watch
  LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN  
 
TENNESSEE & KENTUCKY COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THIS ADVISORY:
  Benton - Carroll - Chester - Crockett - Decatur - Dyer - Gibson - Haywood - Henderson - Henry - Lake - Lauderdale - Madison - Obion - Tipton - Weakley  
 
 EFFECTIVE:  Thu, 6/22 1:47pm  UPDATED:  Fri, 6/23 12:03am URGENCY:  Expected 
 EXPIRES:  Sat, 6/24 12:00am SEVERITY:  Severe  CERTAINTY:  Possible 

 
Details:
...Flash Flooding possible over portions of the Mid-South through
Friday evening...
.Tropical Depression Cindy will continue to  weaken over the next
36 hours as the center moves northeastward into the Lower
Mississippi Valley. Moderate to heavy rainfall will be possible
across Northwest Mississippi, much of Eastern Arkansas, West
Tennessee, and the Missouri Bootheel. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4
inches...with localized higher totals are possible. Rain will
taper off Friday Night as the system moves into the middle Ohio
River Valley and points east.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of East Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, and West
Tennessee, including the following areas, in East Arkansas,
Clay, Craighead, Greene, Mississippi, and Poinsett. In
Southeast Missouri, Dunklin and Pemiscot. In West Tennessee,
Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson,
Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Obion,
Tipton, and Weakley.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Friday Evening
* Excessive rainfall from Tropical Depression Cindy.
* 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.Low lying
areas both urban and rural will be most prone to flooding.
Travelers should be aware of these threat areas and avoid them
if at all possible. In addition persons should avoid outside
activity near culverts...ditches and ravines as these have
proven deadly during flash flood events.

Information:
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.