Warning Issue Date: 203 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018
Warning Expiration: 2015 GMT 25 2018
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for a Large Part of Arkansas.
.DAY ONE...This afternoon and Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms will remain possible through tonight
as a strong storm system moves through the state. There is a
potential of severe weather this afternoon and early this evening.
A fast moving line of storms is expected, with strong to damaging
winds possible. Some storms may show signs of rotation, and this
could lead to isolated tornadoes.
Rain will be heavy at times, especially in northern and central
sections of the state. Rainfall totals from one to two inches will
be common, with locally higher amounts. In the southeast, half
inch to inch amounts are in the forecast.
Given recent heavy to excessive rain, any additional precipitation
will aggravate high water issues that already exist across much of
Gusty south to southwest winds are expected in the southern
and eastern counties through this evening. Wind speeds will
average 15 to 25 mph, and gusts could exceed 30 mph in places.
Caution is advised on areas lakes.
Most precipitation will end tonight, with drier air building into
the region. Showers may linger in the southeast overnight.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday Through Friday
Additional heavy rainfall will be possible by the middle of next
week as showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast. Severe
weather may also become a concern as well. However, details
regarding the heavy rainfall and severe weather threat remain
uncertain this far out. Even so...river flooding will likely be
continuing from the current heavy rain event.
.Spotter Information Statement...
Spotter activation will be needed today in anticipation of severe
weather expected across the area this afternoon through the evening
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Warning Issue Date: 425 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018
Warning Expiration: 2230 GMT 24 2018
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of CENTRAL ARKANSAS, EASTERN ARKANSAS, NORTH CENTRAL
ARKANSAS, SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS, and WESTERN
ARKANSAS, including the following areas, in CENTRAL ARKANSAS,
Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, Prairie, Pulaski,
Saline, and White. In EASTERN ARKANSAS, Jackson, Monroe, and
Woodruff. In NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS, Cleburne and
Independence. In SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, Arkansas, Bradley,
Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In SOUTHWEST
ARKANSAS, Calhoun, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, Ouachita, and
Pike. In WESTERN ARKANSAS, Montgomery and Polk.
* Through this evening
* Heavy rain fell across much of Arkansas the last several days, with
4 to locally more than 8 inches observed. Additional heavy rain
will be possible today into this evening, with 1 to 2 inches of
precipitation expected, and locally over three inches. The
highest totals should be from southwest through central and
northeast sections of the state, or from Mena to Morrilton and
* Given the recent heavy rainfall, the ground has become
saturated. As a result, the runoff potential has increased,
resulting in a high threat for flash and river flooding through
this evening. There have already been numerous high water
reports, including flooding of roads and road closures. Any more
heavy rainfall may create additional dangerous flooding
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for for high water
problems based on the current forecast of heavy rain.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.