Record Rainfall, Flooding Thursday Morning


8 PM Update: 

Flash Flood Watch Expires. Rain is moving out of the Little Rock metro area, but will continue over parts of Eastern Arkansas until late in the evening.  Little Rock received a record 5.42″ of rain today, making it the 5th wettest April day on record. 

4 PM Update:

Another round of rain is moving through the State as a cold front sweeps through. Rainfall amounts with rain through this evening will generally be less than an inch, so flooding is not expected to worsen. Turning breezy and colder behind the front early this evening with temperatures dropping into the 50s. Rain will move away by late this evening, although some showers may linger across parts of Eastern Arkansas. 

– Chief Meteorologist Jeff Baskin

Morning Discussion:

Heavy rain and storms early this morning causing significant flooding issues across Central Arkansas. A large swath of 3 to 5 inches of rain with locally heavier amounts has fallen from near Arkadelphia through Saline County and into the Little Rock area. Additional rain is expected through this afternoon as a cold front moves through. 

Numerous schools are closed to due to flooding and water rescues are ongoing across parts of Saline County. Do not drive across any flooded roads. Smaller creeks and streams may overflow theor banks this morning so flood issues will last through the afternoon. Rain will end this evening after the cold front moves through. 

– Chief Meteorologist Jeff Baskin

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