Heavy Rain Expected This Week

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The National Weather Service (NWS) says the remainder of the week will be unsettled with periods of heavy rainfall possible. 

Flash flooding may become a concern later in the week, mainly in south and southwestern Arkansas. 

River flooding will also be possible, mainly along the Ouachita, Saline, Petit Jean, Little Missouri, and Fourche LaFave. 

The NWS says chances for organized severe weather will remain low.

FOX16 Meteorologist Greg Dee explains it this way:
Scattered rain and storms over the next 3-5 days. It won't rain all day each day. Not everyone will get rain every day. Expect rain, on average, during 3 of the next 5 days in most towns. That could add up to 2-4 inches in some places by the weekend.

The NWS says expected rainfall through Thursday will be heaviest over southeast Oklahoma, east Texas, southern Arkansas, much of Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. One to three inch amounts (and locally over five inches) are expected in these areas (see attached map).

It will remain unsettled to finish May (29 through 31), but the system will weaken. Rain will become more hit and miss, and is expected during the heat of the afternoon/evening (when the atmosphere is the most unstable).

Any severe storms will be isolated in the coming days. The few storms that become severe will produce large hail and damaging wind gusts.

  • May 27, 1917 - A tornado struck Mississippi County, killing 18.

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