SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – 11 AM Update: Showers and thunderstorms continue over the northern half of the ArkLaTex. The storms that rolled out of Southwest Arkansas is beginning to lose some steam into Northwest Louisiana. However, new storms are developing over Northeast Texas. The upper low will slowly track east into MS and AL.
So far, Texarkana has received 6.77″. It is still raining now as of this article. So far, the rainfall total has broken a daily record and an all-time August record in the city. Radar is estimating rainfall amounts between 8-10″ near Dierks and Center Point Arkansas in Howard County. The complex of storms will slowly move southeast. Throughout the rest of the day, if you encounter water over the road, REMEMBER TURN AROUND AND DON’T DROWN!
Flash flooding is ongoing across portions of Southwest Arkansas. Radar has estimated rainfall amounts between 5-8″ east of Dierks. The rain continues to fall now. The thunderstorms are slowly moving to the south. A trough of low pressure is leading to the thunderstorms in progress. As the trough moves east, we will see the thunderstorms taper and move to the east. A Flood Watch will continue for the Interstate 30 region through the afternoon.
We will see how far to the south the thunderstorms will make it to Shreveport. The thunderstorms will begin to fizzle near sunset. We will see temperatures dropping down into the lower and middle 70s. Thursday, we will see more heat and humidity. Temperatures will return into the middle and upper 90s.
The heat will roll on into the weekend. However, next week a pattern flip will ensue. The upper ridge will begin to build over the Four Corners. As a result, we will a trough of low pressure develop over the eastern half of the United States. The pattern will lead to some slightly cooler temperatures and rain chances next week.