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Rain in forecast; flash floods a worry

By ArkansasOnline

This article was published May 12, 2014 at 9:14 a.m.

Showers and thunderstorms will be scattered across Arkansas on Monday afternoon as heavy rain moves into the state, forecasters say.

The threat of thunderstorms will start around midday in the tornado-recovery areas and will increase with each passing hour, National Weather Service meteorologist John Robinson said in a statement.

In the afternoon and evening, a few severe thunderstorms are expected in the northwest half of the state, west of a line from De Queen to Clinton to Salem in Fulton County, Robinson said.

While large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats, a small chance exists for an isolated tornado, he said.

Heavy rain and the threat of flash flooding is seen as the greatest concern. Flash-flood watches are in place for the following counties: Boone, Clark, Conway, Dallas, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Johnson, Logan, Marion, Montgomery, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Pike, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Van Buren, Yell.

The greatest chances for excessive rain will be Monday night into Tuesday, particularly in the state's west, and another round will hit the state Tuesday night into Wednesday, Robinson said. Rain totals through Wednesday are forecast to range from 1 1/2 inch to 2 1/2 inches over the state's extreme east and 2 1/2 inches to 4 1/2 inches elsewhere. Totals could exceed 5 inches in western Arkansas, resulting in life-threatening flash flooding, Robinson warned.

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