A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of Arkansas, including Bradley, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson and Lincoln counties in Southeast Arkansas, according to the National Weather Service in Little Rock.

The watch is in effect from Monday morning at 7 a.m. through Wednesday.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected over a large portion of Arkansas today and into early Wednesday morning. The rain could be heavy at times. Additional rainfall amounts of three to four inches will be common with locally higher amounts possible.


With storms expected to form and move repeatedly across the same areas and soils already saturated from recent rainfall, flash flooding will become a concern. Rapid rises on some streams and rivers are possible.


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.


— National Weather Service, Little Rock