Sunday, March 16, 2008

Build an ark! It's headed our way...

After a pretty decent weekend, and an expected nice start to the work week on Monday, a slow-moving cold front will take its time moving through the Mid-South Tuesday and Tuesday night. An abundance of Gulf moisture will stream in ahead of the front, while there will also be enough dynamics to spark the development of thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening, some possibly severe. This combination of ingredients will mean a great deal of rainfall for the area - possibly as much as 3-6" by Wednesday morning! Since the ground is already near saturation, the NWS has already issued a Flash Flood Watch, effective from 6am Tuesday to 6am Wednesday, for NE Arkansas, the Missouri Bootheel, counties in west TN that border the MS River (including Shelby), and DeSoto County, MS. Be sure to check out MemphisWeather.Net for the latest on the potential flooding episode.

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