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Flash Flood Warnings issued as heavy rain falls

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Heavy rains moving across northern Arkansas Saturday are creating dangerous driving conditions and prompted Flash Flood Warnings.

Baxter, Clay, Cleburne, Craighead, Fulton, Greene, Howell, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Oregon, Pemiscot, Randolph, Sharp, and Stone Counties are under a Flash Flood Warning. By 7:00 AM, two to four inches of rain had already occurred over the past three hours in that area. An additional one to two inches of rainfall is expected through the morning.

Flash Flood Warnings are issued when rainfall runoff is creating dangerous driving conditions and areas where flash floods occur are imminent. The warnings are set to expire later Saturday morning.

Baxter, Clay, Cleburne, Dunklin, Fulton, Greene, Howell, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Oregon, Pemiscot, Randolph, Sharp, Stone, and White Counties are all under a Flash Flood Watch as of 7:30 AM Saturday. A Flash Flood Watch means conditions are favorable for flash floods. It only takes a few inches of fast moving water to push a car off a roadway.

The ground is saturated from several days worth of rain across the region. Saturday's additional rain will create fast moving runoff water, particularly in higher elevations. This fast moving water can be especially dangerous near low water crossings and streams.

Areas along the Black River in Lawrence, Jackson, and Independence Counties are under a Flood Warning. The river is near flood stage and expected to go a few feet above it over the next several days. Heavy rains from Missouri in the past week are now flowing through the river into those areas. 

More rain is expected Saturday across northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. Check the weather before you leave home. Drive carefully as water ponding on the roadway can create dangerous driving conditions. Also, do not drive into areas where water covers the roadway.

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