Area flash-flood watch in ef­fect to­day

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO -

A flash-flood watch is in ef­fect un­til 6 p.m. to­day.

The watch, is­sued by the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice in Shreve­port, La., is for por­tions of South­west Arkansas and North­east Texas in­clud­ing the coun­ties of Hemp­stead, Lafayette, Lit­tle River, Miller and Ne­vada in Arkansas. Coun­ties in Texas in­clude Bowie, Cass, Morris and Ti­tus.

Wide­spread rain, which may be heavy at times, is ex­pected as a strong low-pres­sure sys­tem ap­proaches the area. Rain­fall to­tals of three to six inches, with iso­lated higher amounts, are pos­si­ble.

Heavy rain­fall may lead to flood­ing of low-ly­ing and poor-drainage ar­eas as well as rivers, creeks, and streams.

A Flash Flood Watch means that con­di­tions may de­velop that lead to flash flood­ing, a very dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion.

The NWS rec­om­mends ev­ery­one should mon­i­tor later fore­casts and be pre­pared to take ac­tion should flash flood warn­ings be is­sued.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.