Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Shreveport Bossier

Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Shreveport Bossier

A FLOOD WARNING remains in effect for the Cumberland River, and a FLOOD WATCH is in effect for McCreary, Whitley, Knox, Bell, and Harlan Counties through noon Tuesday, if not later.

As far as a chance for severe storms is concerned, the threat is quite low, but not impossible.

Minor flooding is forecasted.

We also see a few areas of flooding due to soils that are already saturated. A stronger cold front will drag a cold front through later tomorrow night between 4 p.m.to midnight. The river will begin to fall below flood stage late Monday morning. Salt Creek Road, Hannan Trace Road, Huntington Road at Boggs Run Road and Mason Eighty Road start to flood at 40 feet. Routes 73 and 239 are closed near the Ohio River. The Tennessee River at Whitesburg near Huntsville is expected to reach 21.7 feet, just under major flood stage of 23 feet.

At stages near 51.0 feet, low-lying flooding occurs along the southern border of Scioto County, as well as in South Portsmouth.

After a mostly calm and quiet weekend, rain has returned. This level would almost match a December 2018 crest which was 38.84 feet, the most recent recorded high water crest at the location.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.



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