FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES

LIBERTY, January 8, 2013 - FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

* PERIODS OF RAIN WILL DEVELOP TODAY. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS LIKELY MAINLY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. THE RAINFALL EVENT IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL WILL AVERAGE 2 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 7 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* GIVEN THE LONG DURATION OF THE RAINFALL EVENT...STREET FLOODING MAY BECOME COMMON TONIGHT WEDNESDAY MORNING AND TRAVEL MAY BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. MAINSTEM RIVER AND BAYOU FLOODING MAY BECOME INVOLVED LATE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGE AREAL EXTENT OF THE RAINFALL AND THE HIGH POTENTIAL FOR THE GROUND TO QUICKLY SATURATE AND RAIN TO RUNOFF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

IF POSSIBLE AVOID TRAVEL TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY AND EXPECT DELAYS IF TRAVEL CANNOT BE PUT OFF TO A LATER TIME.

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

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