The National Weather Service has issued a "FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING." Includes Texarkana and the surrounding area.

From the National Weather Service: This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for south central Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, north central Louisiana, northwest Louisiana,
east Texas and northeast Texas.

Today and tonight:

A Flood Watch is in effect through 7 PM CDT Tuesday evening. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will continue across the area today and tonight. The rain will likely persist through the overnight hours. Rainfall may be heavy at times, which could lead to flash flooding. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible
through tonight.

In addition, a couple of severe storms will be possible across East Texas and Louisiana south of Interstate 20, mainly this afternoon through early this evening. Damaging winds will be the primary threat, but a brief tornado cannot be ruled out.

Days Two Through Seven: Tuesday through Sunday

A Flood Watch will remain in effect through 7 PM CDT Tuesday evening.

Widespread showers and thunderstorms are likely across the entire Four State Region for much of the week as a series of upper disturbances move across the area. Through Wednesday evening, areas south of a line from Mount Vernon to El Dorado could see total rainfall amounts of between 4 to 6 inches. The highest rainfall totals are expected along much of the Interstate 20 corridor where locally higher amounts could be in excess of 8 inches.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain possible Thursday through Sunday. However, a threat for additional widespread heavy rain is not expected.

Texarkana-area Forecast:

Today: 80% chance of Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 77. East wind around 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tonight: A 60% of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7pm and 10pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday: A 70% chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. East wind around 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69.

Friday: A 20% chance of showers. Sunny, with a high near 88.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71.

Saturday: A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 89.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Sunday: A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

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