Heavy Rain Moving Across Arkansas, Beginning Several Drenching Days

Mar 8, 2016

Credit National Weather Service

A slow moving weather system passing through is promising heavy rain for the rest of the week, and may cause dangerous flooding in western and southwestern Arkansas.

As of Tuesday afternoon, up to seven inches of rain is being forecast, with the heaviest downpours predicted for the last half of the week.

Meteorologist Willie Gilmore with the National Weather Service says drivers should pay extra attention to road conditions.

"The biggest danger over the next several days will be the flash flood threat," Gilmore said. "If you come upon flooded roadways... be prepared to seek higher ground."

Tornado watches and flash flood warnings are in effect in many counties through Tuesday evening, with more watches and warnings expected in the days ahead.