NWS issues flood warning for Tallahatchie River

Published 10:37 am Friday, February 22, 2019

With continuous rain pouring down on Oxford for most of the week, the National Weather Service has issued a warning to northern and southeastern Lafayette County residents.

The NWS office in Memphis issued a flood warning Friday morning just after 7 a.m. for the Tallahatchie River, as well as the Coldwater and Yocona Rivers.

The flood warning is set to expire on Monday the 25th.

NWS has also issued a continued flash flood warning for southeastern Lafayette County that will expire at 4 p.m.

In an update, the NWS said its Emergency Management is estimating one to three inches of rain occurred over the past 3 hours at about 9:40 a.m. NWS also expects showers and thunderstorms will produce an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain over the next six hours.