National Weather Service hydrologists have issued flood warnings for areas along the Ouachita River in southwest Arkansas, days ahead of an expected deluge of rain.
Forecasters say as much as eight inches of rain could fall in southwestern Arkansas and six inches in central Arkansas as a storm system wobbles across the state for several days. The rain is expected to start Monday night, but the heaviest downpour isn't expected to fall in Arkansas until Wednesday.
Flash flood watches and flood warnings have been issued ahead of the rain for more than a half dozen counties, including part of Ouachita County where the Camden Daffodil Festival is scheduled this weekend. Organizers say they're ready for the heavy rain as thousands of people arrive in the town to look at more than a million flowers.