The Flash Flood Watch continues for much of Arkansas including the following areas, in central Arkansas, Conway, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, White, and Yell. In eastern Arkansas, Lawrence and Randolph. In north central Arkansas, Baxter, Boone, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, and Van Buren. In southwest Arkansas, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, Ouachita, and Pike. In western Arkansas, Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, and Scott.

* From noon today through late tonight

* Thunderstorms will become widespread as a storm system arrives from the southern Plains. A large line of storms is expected, and this will sweep through the region tonight. Torrential downpours will noted with the storms. The forecast calls for two to more than three inches of rain in much of the watch area.

* Since vegetation is dormant, and not consuming much ground water, runoff from heavy rain will be increased. This elevates the concern for flash flooding. Also, rapid rises may occur on creeks, small streams, and flashy rivers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS 

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

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Issuing Office: Little Rock

Source: National Weather Service

Issued: Fri, Jan 10, 4:07 AM CST