NOAA: Flooding in the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi River Valley

Key Points:
  • A multi-day heavy rainfall event is in progress from across the ArkLaTex region this morning. The threat of heavy rainfall leading to flash, urban, and small stream flooding will persist through at least Wednesday from central Texas into the Lower Mississippi River Valley.

    • The Weather Prediction Center has included a Moderate Risk in its Excessive Rainfall Outlook for portions of the ArkLaTex today and tomorrow from northern Louisiana into southeastern Arkansas and western Mississippi.

    • Additional rainfall of 3-6 inches with isolated pockets of 7+ inches is possible over the next 5 days from central Texas to central Mississippi.

    • Isolated minor flooding is possible on rivers in eastern Texas and through the Lower Mississippi Valley.

    • Much of this rainfall will be beneficial and welcome due to the effects of an ongoing drought.

Forecast Details and Additional Impacts:

  • Widespread thunderstorms, with a few locally strong storms capable of producing gusty winds, will be possible today from central Texas across parts of Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi.


Information in this report was provided by the Weather Prediction Center and the NWS Southern Region Regional Operations Center.

NWSOC Mission: The NWS Operations Center provides timely Impact-Based Decision Support Services to meet the evolving needs of NWS partners and stakeholders and supports agency readiness by proactively collaborating and facilitating the exchange of critical information, setting operational posture, and briefing leadership.
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