The threat of heavy rainfall and flash flooding Friday through early Saturday continues to increase.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued for every county along and south of the I-30 corridor in SW AR and E TX. All of the parishes in NW LA are also included in the watch. This watch will be in effect from noon on Friday to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Widespread rainfall totals across the watch are will likely range from 3-5″ plus of rain.
KSLA First Alert Meteorologist James Parish will track the rain hour-by-hour on FutureTrack and tell you when the heaviest rain will arrive in the video below.
Within the watch area, a heavier axis of rain will likely develop. This is where 4-6″ plus of rain will be possible. This axis of heavy rain will likely develop near the I-20 corridor and extend either north or south of the interstate.
Rainfall totals north of the I-30 will not be quite as high. Sevier Co., AR, Howard Co., AR, McCurtain Co., OK and Red River Co., TX are not included in the Flash Flood Watch. However, widespread rainfall totals of 1-3″ of rain will be possible.
If the rain lingers long enough Saturday night, there will be the potential for a rain/snow mix or a few snow flurries north of I-30. No major accumulations or travel problems are expected.
The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will continue to be your First Alert on the potential for heavy rainfall and flash flooding Friday into early Saturday. Here’s how you can stay up to date with the latest forecast.