Flash Flood Watch In Effect For East Miss.

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY EVENING...

.PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TONIGHT AS TROPICAL
STORM FAY APPROACHES. FAY IS EXPECTED TO LINGER JUST SOUTH OF THE
AREA PROLONGING THE HEAVY RAINFALL POTENTIAL INTO SUNDAY EVENING.

WINSTON-NOXUBEE-NESHOBA-KEMPER-SCOTT-NEWTON-LAUDERDALE-SIMPSON-
SMITH-JASPER-CLARKE-LINCOLN-LAWRENCE-JEFFERSON DAVIS-COVINGTON-
JONES-MARION-LAMAR-FORREST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LOUISVILLE...MACON...BROOKSVILLE...
PHILADELPHIA...PEARL RIVER...DE KALB...SCOOBA...FOREST...MORTON...
NEWTON...UNION...DECATUR...CONEHATTA...MERIDIAN...MAGEE...
MENDENHALL...TAYLORSVILLE...RALEIGH...BAY SPRINGS...HEIDELBERG...
QUITMAN...STONEWALL...SHUBUTA...BROOKHAVEN...MONTICELLO...
NEW HEBRON...PRENTISS...BASSFIELD...COLLINS...MOUNT OLIVE...
LAUREL...COLUMBIA...WEST HATTIESBURG...LUMBERTON...PURVIS...
HATTIESBURG
526 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2008

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...EAST
CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...SOUTH CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI.

* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* TROPICAL STORM FAY WILL DRAW CLOSER TO SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
TONIGHT. PERIODS OF VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH FAY ARE
EXPECTED TO BEGIN IMPACTING SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI THIS EVENING. FAY
IS EXPECTED TO TRACK SLOWLY SOUTH OF THE AREA SUNDAY PROLONGING THE
HEAVY RAINFALL POTENTIAL INTO SUNDAY EVENING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING COULD BE BETWEEN THREE TO FIVE INCHES WITH
LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS. THE SOILS ACROSS THE AREA REMAIN MOIST
FROM RECENT RAINFALL EARLIER IN THE MONTH AND RAPID RUN OFF IS
LIKELY TO OCCUR.

* FLOODING OF ROADWAYS...AREAS OF POOR DRAINAGES AND CULVERTS AND
DITCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. MINOR FLOODING OF
HOMES AND BUSINESSES MAY ALSO OCCUR.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.


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