Flood Threat

A slow moving storm system brings flooding rains to Arkansas.
A very slow moving cold front will continue to bring rain into Central Arkansas Wednesday into early Thursday. Rainfall will be light to moderate for the most part, but some bands of heavier rain are still possible through this afternoon. Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches will aggravate the flood threat for today. Some roads may become water covered and creeks and streams may overflow their banks. We will also watch for flooding on some rivers, especially the Saline River near Benton and the Ouachita River near Arkadelphia where river stages are forecast to reach moderate flood stage.

 Rain will begin to push East and out of Arkansas by Thursday Morning.

Rainfall totals through Thursday morning will be heavy, with 3 to as much 5 inches in some spots across Central Arkansas. Eastern Arkansas will get somewhat less, with 1 to 2 inch amounts likely.

A Flash flood watch is in effect for much of Central Arkansas through Thursday morning

Some flooding of small creeks and streams is possible through tonight, as well as water covering some roads.  Never drive across flooded roads. This is how most flood related fatalities occur.  Remember...TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN!

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