Forecasters Warn Of Flash Floods As Rain Heads To Arkansas

Nov 16, 2015

A flash flood watch is in place for nearly all of Arkansas as a storm system is poised to dump heavy rain throughout the state.

The National Weather Service says the watch is in place from Monday night through late Tuesday. Some areas could see up to 5 inches of rain during that time frame, which could cause significant flash flooding.

Forecasters say the storm system also carries the risk of severe weather, depending on how warm the temperatures get on Tuesday. Warmer weather would destabilize the atmosphere enough to cause severe storms with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

The Storm Prediction Center says northern Arkansas is at a marginal risk for severe weather on Tuesday, while the southern part of the state is at a slight risk.