Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Flash Flood Watch in effect

As mentioned a couple of days ago, the metro area is in for a good deal of rain over the next 24 hours. A Flash Flood Watch and Wind Advisory are in effect until 7am Wednesday. Today, temps will be mild with windy conditions. Everyone in the area woke up to temps in the upper 60s this morning and highs should top out in the mid 70s. Scattered showers will become more likely this afternoon. The heaviest rain will remain to our west over Arkansas where 3-6" is possible in some locations.

For tonight, models agree on moving the copious rainfall into the Mid-South as a slow-moving front hangs over the area and strengthening low pressure system tracks along the front. Many areas will see rainfall totals of 1-3" by tomorrow morning. In addition, as the front itself moves through after midnight, there is a good possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms. The timing looks to be between midnight and 4am for the heaviest thunderstorms. Lingering showers will hang around Wednesday morning with the sky clearing around sunset. An early look at Easter shows a good deal of clouds with a shower possible and coolish temperatures.

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