Evening forecast for Tuesday, March 12


Another strong upper-level storm system brings the risk of severe storms with damaging winds, and flash flood potential back to the ArkLaMiss.

Most of the region is under a *Slight Risk* for severe storms tomorrow as a cold front enters the southern U.S. Damaging winds will be possible with any stronger storms as a linear complex of storms moves in by early afternoon. As with most damaging wind risks, an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. Most storms should clear the Mississippi River before midnight.

Most storms will be efficient rain producers. This has prompted a flash flood watch for portions of southeastern Arkansas and northeastern Louisiana through Thursday morning. Rain totals of 1-2″ will exacerbate on-going flooding, and lead to additional potential in rain-soaked areas. Some localized totals of 3″ will be possible.

The front will slow, keeping rain chances in the forecast through early Thursday. The front clears the region late Thursday, bringing much cooler and drier air into the forecast. Several rain-free days should help river levels, as dry conditions continue through the upcoming weekend.

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