The National Weather Service in North Little Rock is predicting several inches of rainfall in much of southeast Arkansas over the next few days, which could lead to localized flooding.
The heaviest rainfall is forecast to begin Tuesday afternoon and will last overnight and into the day on Wednesday, according to the NWS. Remember, never drive into flooded areas. Just a few inches of standing water could sweep a vehicle off the road.
A statement from the NWS reads: "A new storm system will move over the state Tuesday into Wednesday...with showers and thunderstorms expected. Some strong storms may be seen across far southern Arkansas Tuesday night...along with some potential for heavy rainfall in this same area."
The statement continues: "Dry conditions will be seen for Thursday...but a strong cold front will move into the region late in the week. Additional showers and some thunderstorms may be seen with this storm system Friday into Saturday. Much colder air will move into the region behind this system.
"There may be enough moisture remaining when the cold air arrives for some light wintry precipitation possible across northern portions of the area later on Saturday. Stay tuned to later forecasts as this is an evolving weather situation for next weekend."