Flood threat heightened with another round of rain

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Additional rainfall on top of recent rains will increase the potential for flash-flooding and also some river flooding, according to the weather service. Flooding that prompted evacuations in parts of the Midwest persisted Friday in Michigan, Indiana, and OH and was expected to last through the weekend in areas that have been swamped by high water from heavy rains and melting snow.

Widespread light to moderate rainfall expected all day with highs in the upper 40s. One to two inches of rain, with isolated higher amounts, are forecast to occur, mainly from along the I-30 and US-67 corridor through Thursday night. The greatest threat from the storms will be strong damaging winds and very heavy rain, however an isolated tornado can not be ruled out. These storms will also bring in damaging winds with gusts of 40-50mph possible. Almost 4 to 5 inches of additional rainfall is possible through Monday morning, especially from Arkansas to Ohio. "We've been pretty moist for this time of year".

Much of the area remains under a Flood Watch through Sunday evening. It said there is minor flooding in some spots.

A regionwide flood watch continues.

Flood threat heightened with another round of rain
Flood threat heightened with another round of rain

Stay alert, especially if you live in a flood-prone area. Severe T-Storm warnings were issued with this band of rain earlier this morning in North Texas.

Saturday morning, the White River in Anderson sat at 7.4 feet, below the 10-foot flood stage.

On the warm side of the system, severe weather is forecast from west of Dallas to Little Rock to Nashville on Saturday afternoon. But more rain is now forecast for later in the week.

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