Saturday, December 26, 2015

Flash flooding possible this weekend

Crittenden County is under a flash flood watch through Monday.

Ground already saturated by from heavy Wednesday rains will be met today with showers and thunderstorms that could produce heavy rain. Storm totals from around 2 to 4 inches should be expected with higher totals possible where thunderstorms repeat in the area.

Today's forecast, according to the National Weather Service, is for showers and thunderstorms before 9 am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 9 am and 3 pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 3 pm. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Heavy rainfall will worsen or prolong river flooding.

Additional thunderstorms are predicted for Sunday.

The high temperature for today is forecast to be 71 degrees, nearly 30 degrees above normal.