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Significant Flood Threat Continues For South-Central U.S.

A widespread and significant flood risk continues across the south-central U.S. from repeated rounds of intense rain and strong to severe thunderstorms. Flash flood watches are in effect for large part of the ArkLaTex. Today's concern extends from the Louisiana and extreme Upper Texas Gulf Coast to northeastern Texas and southeastern Oklahoma before shifting to all of eastern Texas on Wednesday. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Tue, May. 18, 2021 at 1:10:25 pm CDT

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Showers and storms will continue across the region today. Additional showers and storms are expected to develop across the region this afternoon and evening. Heavy rain causing flooding and severe storms will be possible with these new storms. The area highlighted in orange in the southeastern portions of our coverage area is where we anticipate the highest potential for severe storms will materialize later today.
Multiple rounds of additional rainfall are expected through the latter part of the week across North and Central Texas. Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 6 inches can be expected with isolated amounts up to 8 inches possible across eastern Central Texas through Thursday.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for ALL of North and Central Texas through 7 am Wednesday. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected across the region over the next several days. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 6 inches can be expected with isolated amounts in excess of 8 inches across eastern Central Texas through Thursday.
A few more rainy days are expected, with drier weather potentially returning by the end of the weekend. Heavy rainfall and flooding will continue to be a possibility through the end of the work week. Otherwise, drier and slightly warmer weather is expected Sunday and into early next week.
There will be numerous thunderstorm chances throughout the course of next week with the potential for strong/severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall/flooding. At this time, Tuesday looks like the day with the most widespread thunderstorm activity.
The NWS in Ft. Worth will be hosting a Basic Radar Interpretation Webinar on Monday May 24 at 6 pm. If you're interested in learning a little more about the NEXRAD Doppler radar and some basic interpretation techniques, sign up for the GoToWebinar!

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