Though Cristobal weakened to a tropical depression after hitting Louisiana on Sunday, the storm’s remnants are creeping northward through Arkansas.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian Smith told White River Now’s Gary Bridgman Monday morning that the remnants will pass through a large portion of Arkansas.
Beginning Monday afternoon, rain and potential thunderstorms are expected in the White River Now area. Smith said two to three inches are possible, with locally heavy readings of four inches in some locations “not out of the question.”
The Cristobal remnants are likely to move through the state Monday night with heavy rain until it moves out Tuesday. However, Smith said there is a front moving behind the tropical remnants, adding the possibility of an additional storm.
Rainfall projections for Batesville are expected to be 1.7 inches, while Mountain Home has a projection of 3.6 inches, and Mountain View has a projection of 2.8 inches.
There is a flash flood watch in effect through Tuesday morning for a large portion of the state.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
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