Evening forecast for Tuesday, March 27

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Widespread rain associated with a slow-moving storm system could trigger severe storms for parts of the ArkLaMiss tomorrow.

A deep trough of low pressure currently bringing widespread rain to the Red River Valley will continue its slow eastward crawl tomorrow. Showers and storms are expected to overtake the area during the morning, with rain (heavy, at times) likely continuing through Thursday morning.

A *SLIGHT RISK* of severe weather is expected for the entire region tomorrow afternoon and evening. Stronger storms will pose a damaging wind, hail, and/or isolated tornado threat through the day.

Flash flood watches include most of the ArkLaMiss through Thursday evening ahead of heavy downpours. Rain totals will likely top out in the 3-5″ range with locally higher amounts of 6-7″ still possible. While street and flash flooding will be very possible, drastic impacts to our local waterways are not expected.

Given this week’s expected rains, expect only minor river fluctuations. Some areas may see a brief stop in the receding of floodwaters or a subtle rise early next week. For most, water levels likely will not surpass crest heights from earlier this month.

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