A Flood Watch is in effect through 7 PM CDT Tuesday evening

Widespread showers and thunderstorms will continue across the area

today and tonight. The rain will likely persist through the

overnight hours. Rainfall may be heavy at times, which could lead to

flash flooding. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible

through tonight.

In addition, a couple of severe storms will be possible across East

Texas and Louisiana south of Interstate 20, mainly this afternoon

through early this evening. Damaging winds will be the primary

threat, but a brief tornado cannot be ruled out.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch:

*WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

* WHERE…Portions of Arkansas, Louisiana and northeast Texas,  including the following counties and parishes, in Arkansas,  Columbia, Lafayette, Miller and Union. In Louisiana, Bienville,  Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, De Soto, Jackson, Lincoln, Ouachita,  Red River, Union and Webster. In northeast Texas, Bowie, Camp,  Cass, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur and Wood.

* WHEN…Through Tuesday evening.

* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,  creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.  Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.


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