Potential for Flash Flooding Thursday
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Weather Update – 11:00 p.m. Wednesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue overnight into Thursday morning with a potential for more heavy rain at times. Thursday will be the “wettest” day in this period of rain that will last into Sunday night with showers coming and going throughout the next few days.
An additional 2 to 4 inches of rain is forecast for Jackson and much of West Tennessee. Parts of West Tennessee to the southwest and near the Mississippi River could get an additional 4 to 6 inches. Those near the Tennessee River in southwest Tennessee may only get 1 to 2 inches.
The highest potential for flash flooding will be in areas in green on the map below where there is a Flash Flood Watch in effect until Friday evening. In addition to urban flooding, there will be a potential for flooding along creek and river banks in West Tennessee. Make sure to avoid driving through flooded roadways at all costs – it could save your life! Most deaths from flooding occur in vehicles, so “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!”
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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