National Weather Service issues flash flood watch

  • National Weather Service issues flash flood watch

National Weather Service issues flash flood watch

A flash flood watch continues until midnight tonight for portions of southern IL, southwest IN, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri through this evening, when rains should eventually taper off.

The severe weather was arriving on the anniversary of torrential rains and flooding that left 23 people dead in West Virginia a year ago.

As the remnants of tropical depression Cindy move slowly up the Mississippi River, creeks and streams are reaching bankful in many locations. Cindy also caused widespread coastal highway and several short-lived tornadoes.

On Friday, forecasters were trying to verify exactly how many tornadoes touched down in Alabama during Cindy's passage.

The National Weather Service says the Flood Watch will be in effect through 2:00 a.m. on Saturday.

An isolated severe storm is possible with damaging winds and flooding the main concerns.

Those rains come on top of heavy rains that fell earlier Friday, saturating the soil and making flooding more likely.

Still, the storm barely registered a blip for some in Memphis. She said she didn't even hear the rain overnight though she acknowledged "my air conditioning is very loud".

Monitor local news media and official NWS outlets to know what is happening. "If people are watching, that's good".

McGill reported from New Orleans.