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Weather Update

By Staff, 02/24/18 8:46 AM

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The Flash Flood Watch continues in effect for Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest and South Central Arkansas, much of East and Northeast Texas, and adjacent Northwest Louisiana through midnight.

Showers with locally heavy rainfall and thunderstorms will develop along and ahead of a cold front nudged to the Southeast by an upper level trough of low pressure and move over the area during the day and evening.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA, SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS, MUCH OF EAST AND NORTHEAST TEXAS, AND ADJACENT NORTHWEST LOUISIANA…

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Arkansas, northwest Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma, and northeast Texas, including the following areas, in Arkansas, Columbia, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Sevier, and Union. In northwest Louisiana, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, and Webster. In southeast Oklahoma, McCurtain. In northeast Texas, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Red River, Smith, Titus, Upshur, and Wood.

* Through this evening

* Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall with storms repeatedly moving over the same areas that recently received amounts from near four to near eight inches. This will result in rapid water runoff due to the nearly saturated soils and high water levels for area rivers, creeks and bayous, resulting in flash flooding
and flooding.

* Flash flooding of roads, low lying, and poor drainage areas will be possible. If you encounter flash flooding while driving your vehicle, remember to turn around, don`t drown.