FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND NORTHEAST ARKANSAS THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT A flood watch has been issued for much of Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas through late Saturday night.
According to the National Weather Service, Multiple rounds of rain, moderate to heavy at times, will increase the risk for area flooding through the end of the week, primarily from Thursday night through Saturday night.
The main flooding concern will be along small streams and creeks that feed into already swollen rivers across the region, especially in areas that receive multiple rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall.
Weather officials say that six to seven inches of total rainfall is forecast for most of our listening area through Sunday.
Authorities in Northeast Arkansas are searching for a missing teenager from the Blytheville area.
According to the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department, 18 year old Ashton Talley was discovered missing at around 3:50 am Saturday morning. The Sheriff’s Department says that she had received a text from a Washington state phone number at 3:16 am that morning and had responded a minute later.
Officials say that Talley is a special needs autistic student that is described as being five feet, two inches tall, weighing 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen at her home Friday evening at around 7:30 pm wearing a navy blue or gray hoodie with a black or gray Lynryd Skynyrd t-shirt, pink and blue striped shorts, and white tennis shoes.
We have a picture of Talley available on the KWOC Facebook page.
Anyone who has information on Talley’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department at 870-658-2242.