Heavy rain to ring out 2020, according to weather service

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According to the National Weather Service’s Little Rock Forecast Office, a storm system will bring widespread heavy rainfall to the majority of Arkansas Wednesday and Thursday.

The primary precipitation type will be rain — and lots of it. Four to six inches of widespread rain could fall, leading to run-off and flash flooding concerns. Area rivers will likely see rises as well, according to the Little Rock office. The office says the scarcity of rain as of late in some parts of the state and dormant vegetation not absorbing rain adds to the worry.

The service says the precipitation may begin as freezing rain over the far northwest part of the state late Wednesday night through early Thursday morning with little of any accumulation before temperatures rise to well above freezing.

Above screenshot from National Weather Service’s Little Rock Forecast Office as of Dec. 29, 2020, 5:40 a.m.

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