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Rain expected throughout week in Union County

by Madeleine Leroux | June 4, 2019 at 8:26 p.m.

Rain is back in Union County, with scattered showers starting Tuesday night and more on the way today and throughout the rest of the week.

According to the National Weather Service, periods of widespread showers and thunderstorms are possible from Wednesday through Friday. There is a possibility of isolated damaging wind and hail threats, and the weather service says “heavy rainfall could pose a localized flooding threat during this timeframe.”

The rain is expected to largely move out of the area over the weekend, though the weather service noted that there could be isolated to scattered late day thunderstorms during the weekend and into early next week.

The rain is not expected to substantially add to some minor flooding near the Ouchita River at Felsenthal Lock and Dam, where as of 6 a.m. Tuesday, the pool stage was at 80 feet. At that level, flooding in low lying areas in the Felsenthal Wildlife Refuge occurs, and the weather service notes that it is expected to continue for at least another three weeks.

The weather service is forecasting that the river will continue to fall to a stage of 79.6 feet by Wednesday morning.

Madeleine Leroux can be reached at 870-862-6611 or [email protected]

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