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Flood Threat for Parts of SW Missouri and No. Arkansas

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Heavy rains in the forecast for parts of the Ozarks, beginning Friday night through Saturday, will create a flood threat for many counties.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Heavy rains in the forecast for parts of the Ozarks, beginning Friday night through Saturday, will create a flood threat for many counties.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch from Friday evening through Saturday evening for these counties in SW Missouri:
Maries, Pulaski, Phelps, Laclede, Texas, Dent, Greene, Webster, Wright, Christian, Douglas, Howell, Shannon, McDonald, Barry, Stone, Taney, Ozark, and Oregon.

Additionally, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect Friday night through Saturday night for Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Clark, Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Fulton, Garland, Hot Spring, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Johnson, Logan, Lonoke, Marion, Montgomery, Newton, Perry, Pike, Polk, Pope, Prairie,  Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, Washington, White, Woodruff, Yell Counties in northern Arkansas.

Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected from Friday evening through Saturday evening across the central and eastern Missouri Ozarks, generally along and east of a Vienna to Springfield to Anderson line. Storm total rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are expected, with localized amounts around 4  inches possible along and east of a Salem to Bull Shoals Lake  Line.

Low water crossings and other flood prone  locations will be especially susceptible to flooding late this week. Flooding of main stem rivers will also be possible.

Most  flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your car or truck through a flooded roadway. Find an alternate route instead. 




(National Weather Service, Springfield, MO)
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