Threat for a Significant Flooding Event Increasing for Friday Night into the Weekend... KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-282100- /O.CON.KSGF.FF.A.0002.170429T0000Z-170501T0000Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-Vernon- St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas- Laclede-Texas-Dent-Jasper-Dade-Greene-Webster-Wright-Newton- Lawrence-Christian-Douglas-Howell-Shannon-McDonald-Barry-Stone- Taney-Ozark-Oregon- Including the cities of Fort Scott, Pawnee Station, Chicopee, Lone Oak, Pittsburg, Baxter Springs, Lowell, Riverton, Columbus, Neutral, Sherwin, Stippville, Warsaw, Whitakerville, Cole Camp, Crockerville, Mora, Edmonson, Lincoln, Versailles, Rocky Mount, Stover, Laurie, Aurora Springs, Eldon, Lake Ozark, Vichy, NEVADA, Tiffin, Appleton City, Johnson City, Weaubleau, Hermitage, Quincy, Wheatland, Cross Timbers, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Decaturville, Roach, Village of Four Seasons, Fort Leonard Wood, Laquey, Waynesville, Northwye, Rolla, Kenoma, Lamar, Cedar Springs, El Dorado Springs, Filley, Arnica, Caplinger Mills, Stockton, Bolivar, Buffalo, Charity, Foose, March, Plad, Windyville, Olive, Lynchburg, Lebanon, Plato, Roby, Bendavis, Huggins, Lake Spring, Bangert, Darien, Gladden, Howes, Jadwin, Salem, Joplin, Carthage, Greenfield, Lockwood, Meinert, Springfield, Marshfield, Northview, Seymour, Rogersville, Dawson, Graff, Mountain Grove, Duncan, Mansfield, Neosho, Aurora, Mount Vernon, Marionville, Nixa, Christian Center, Ozark, Selmore, Vanzant, Ava, Goodhope, Rome, Squires, Dogwood, Pomona, Pottersville, Siloam Springs, South Fork, West Plains, White Church, Teresita, Winona, Birch Tree, Montier, Anderson, Noel, Goodman, South West City, Pineville, Rocky Comfort, Monett, Madry, Cassville, Kimberling City, Crane, Elsey, Indian Point, Silver Dollar City, Branson, Hollister, Kirbyville, Edgewater Beach, Forsyth, Ozark Beach, Powersite, Wasola, Thayer, Alton, Couch, Greer, Thomasville, and Wilderness 847 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of southeastern Kansas and Missouri, including the following areas, in southeast Kansas, Bourbon, Cherokee, and Crawford. In Missouri, Barry, Barton, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Shannon, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, and Wright. * From Friday evening through Sunday evening * Periods of thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall will occur from Friday night through Sunday. Storm total rainfall amounts from 3 to 6 inches are expected, with localized amounts of 8 inches or more likely. It is still unclear where the heaviest rainfall will occur...although at this time the most probable axis of highest precipitation amounts will be along and south of the interstate 44 corridor. * With soils already saturated as well as creeks, streams, and rivers running high, the potential for widespread and significant flooding is becoming increasingly likely for portions of the Missouri Ozarks. Flooding of some creeks, rivers, and low water crossings could last for several days after the rain ends. Areas that don`t normally flood could flood in this event. Some main stem rivers that will experience significant rises and potential flooding include the Elk, Spring, James, Big Piney, Gasconade, Jacks Fork, Current, Eleven Point, Osage, and Marmaton. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.