Weather Alerts for Pike Co

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch
PIKE CO

Areas Affected:
Arkansas - Bradley - Calhoun - Clark - Cleveland - Dallas - Desha - Drew - Grant - Hot Spring - Jefferson - Lincoln - Ouachita - Pike
Effective: Thu, 2/22 3:32pm Updated: Thu, 2/22 4:41pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Sat, 2/24 12:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...Additional heavy rainfall is forecast...with the threat for
river and flash flooding remaining possible through Saturday...
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of CENTRAL ARKANSAS, EASTERN ARKANSAS, NORTH CENTRAL
ARKANSAS, SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS, and WESTERN
ARKANSAS, including the following areas, in CENTRAL ARKANSAS,
Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, Prairie, Pulaski,
Saline, and White. In EASTERN ARKANSAS, Jackson, Monroe, and
Woodruff. In NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS, Cleburne and
Independence. In SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, Arkansas, Bradley,
Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In SOUTHWEST
ARKANSAS, Calhoun, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, Ouachita, and
Pike. In WESTERN ARKANSAS, Montgomery and Polk.
* Through Saturday evening
* Heavy rain fell across much of southern...central and eastern
Arkansas the last couple days...with 3 to locally more than 5
inches observed. Several more rounds of showers and
thunderstorms are in the forecast through Saturday. An
additional 2 to 4 inches of rainfall are forecast...with locally
higher amounts possible.
* Given the recent heavy rainfall...the ground has become
saturated. As a result...the runoff potential has
increased...resulting in an increased threat for flash and river
flooding through Saturday. There have already been numerous
high water reports...including flooding of roads and road
closures. If expected rainfall amounts are realized...this could
become a dangerous situation...with water possibly getting into
homes and businesses in places.
.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for for high water
problems based on the current forecast of heavy rain.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.
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