Flood Watch National Weather Service Springfield MO 1046 AM CDT Thu May 11 2017 KSZ097-101-MOZ077-079>083-088>098-101>106-120000- /O.NEW.KSGF.FF.A.0004.170511T1800Z-170512T0800Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Crawford-Cherokee-Barton-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 Chicopee, Lone Oak, Pittsburg, Baxter Springs, Lowell, Riverton, Columbus, Neutral, Sherwin, Stippville, Kenoma, Lamar, 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 1046 AM CDT Thu May 11 2017 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeast Kansas and Missouri, including the following areas, in southeast Kansas, Cherokee and Crawford. In Missouri, Barry, Barton, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright. * Through late tonight * A storm system will slowly move east toward the area Today and Tonight. Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms will affect the watch area Today into the Overnight hours. This additional rainfall on top of already near saturated grounds will create the risk for flash flooding across the area. * Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches will be possible across the watch area. Localized higher amounts to 3 inches will be possible under areas of heavier thunderstorms. Flooding of low water crossings and low lying areas is possible later Today into Tonight. 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.