El Dorado News

September 22, 2018
El Dorado News Times


Flooding a threat across much of Arkansas through weekend

Flash flood watch in effect through tonight

By By the News-Times staff
This article was originally published February 24, 2018 at 5:00 a.m. Updated February 24, 2018 at 2:38 p.m.

The National Weather Service says heavy rains are returning to Arkansas and much of the state, including Union County, is under a threat of flooding.

Union County has been placed under a flash flood watch through tonight as periods of moderate to heavy rainfall continue to be expected. According to the National Weather Service, flash flooding of low lying roads and in poor drainage areas is possible. Anyone who encounters flash flooding is encouraged to “turn around, don’t drown.”

The weather service says heavy rain will continue today in all but the northwestern part of the state.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are also possible today with a possibility of tornadoes.

Union County also was placed under a tornado watch until 6 p.m. today.

The National Weather Service also placed Union County under a lake wind advisory from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, with southerly winds from 15 to 20 mph and gusts to near 30 mph.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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