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Flood Warning
Issued: 11:53 AM CDT Apr. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for the Ohio River at Cairo.
* Until Monday April 30.
* At 11 am Monday the stage was 41.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 40.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will crest near 43.7 feet by
Thursday morning, and fall below flood stage late Sunday.

Lat... Lon 3709 8946 3717 8916 3709 8907 3680 8900
      3651 8918

Special Statement
Issued: 2:47 PM CDT Apr. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

At 245 p.M., Scattered thunderstorms were observed across much of
west Kentucky and into extreme southern Illinois. The strongest
storms were from near Paducah to Mayfield, and also from just
south of Madisonville to just south of Greenville. Movement was

The activity will continue this afternoon. Some of the stronger
storms will produce one half to three quarters of an inch of
rainfall in about 30 minutes. Small hail is also possible.
Isolated standing water issues in areas that typically experience
problems is probable. This is most likely across west Kentucky
across The Purchase area.


1052 am CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

... A few thunderstorms with heavy rain expected through this

Bands of showers continue to develop and move north and northwest
around a surface low pressure center located near the Missouri
bootheel today.

Some of the bands of heavier rainfall will produce between one
quarter to one half inch of rain an hour as they move across the

As the rain continues through the afternoon, some thunderstorms
will develop within these rain bands and may increase local
rainfall amounts closer to three quarters of an inch or higher.

Given the compact and dynamic nature of the low pressure system
over the area, a few storms may become intense enough to produce
small hail, generally less than one half inch in size.

The majority of any thunderstorm activity will likely remain
across the pennyrile region of west Kentucky and across southern
and southeast Illinois this afternoon. Some locations in southwest
Indiana, along the Ohio River may also see an isolated thunderstorm
or two.

The greatest coverage of thunderstorms will likely occur between
1 PM and 5pm CDT today.

The bands of rain may cause additional drainage problems in areas
that saw rainfall in excess of three inches the past two days.
Please avoid any roads that may have water over them and obey
posted Road barricades and closures.


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