Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

October 30, 2013

Flash Flood Watch issued for most of East Texas

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress


The National Weather Service (NWS) in Shreveport, La. issued a Flash Flood Watch that includes most of the counties in East Texas, as well as portions of Southwest Arkansas and Northwest Louisiana at 3:33 p.m. today (Wednesday).

The watch, which includes Cherokee County and surrounding areas, states that widespread rainfall amounts of two to four inches are expected, with heavier amounts of up to six inches possible in localized areas.

The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur between midnight through sunrise Thursday morning.

Portions of the watch area have received rainfall of one to two inches already today.

A Flash Flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

The inclement weather is a result of a strong upper level disturbance.

The Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect through Thursday morning, according to the NWS.