Flooding/heavy rainfall threat increasing this afternoon through Wednesday

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Timing and Overview:
·  Showers and thunderstorms will increase this afternoon through tonight, with the threat for locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding across East Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, much of Southwest Arkansas, and North Louisiana. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through 7 a.m. Thursday for all of East Texas, McCurtain County Oklahoma, much of Southwest Arkansas and North Louisiana.
·  There is a Slight Risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening for much of East Texas, McCurtain County Oklahoma, and the adjacent sections of Southwest Arkansas. A Marginal Risk for severe thunderstorms exists elsewhere across the region this afternoon and evening. 

Expected Accumulations:    

·  Additional rainfall amounts of 2-5 inches is expected over much of the region today through Friday, with isolated higher amounts in excess of 6 inches possible, especially over portions of East Texas. 

Impacts:  

·  Damaging winds, large hail, and an isolated tornado or two will be possible from any severe thunderstorms that develop this afternoon and evening. 
·  Locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding will be possible this afternoon through Wednesday as soils are already saturated.  
·  New/additional flooding of lakes, rivers, bayous, and creeks is expected. 
***A Special Webinar will be held at 10:30 AM this morning to discuss the potential flood threat. If you have not already registered for our weekly/special weather briefings, you can do so at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5634114596353058063***