Active Weather Ahead for New Week

Jun 16, 2019

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Scattered thunderstorms are ongoing early this morning producing locally heavy rains from northwest Arkansas into southeast Oklahoma. These storms are expected to gradually weaken later this morning. The overnight thunderstorm complex has pushed a surface boundary south of the Red River, and the majority of stronger storms today will be focused south of the area. A slow moving weak upper low will also be moving over the region today and will support renewed thunderstorm development this afternoon and overnight. These storms may pose a limited risk of severe weather, and also the locally heavy rainfall. Recent rainfall will allow flooding to develop quickly in some locations and updated rainfall forecasts should be closely followed. The weather pattern will remain active through the upcoming week with daily thunderstorm chances. An increase in severe weather and heavy rainfall potential does appear likely for the Tuesday into Wednesday time frame. Repeated rounds of rainfall will also raise the potential for both flash flooding and larger river flooding.