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LOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
459 AM CDT FRI MAR 20 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
TEXAS...FOR DEEP EAST TEXAS AND FOR NORTHWEST LOUISIANA FROM 4 PM
CDT THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL 7 AM SUNDAY MORNING...

.THE COMBINATION OF RICH DEEP LAYER MOISTURE...A STALLED FRONTAL
BOUNDARY AND A SLOW MOVING UPPER TROUGH WILL RESULT IN A LARGE
AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING LATER TODAY AND
CONTINUING INTO SATURDAY DAY AND NIGHT ACROSS THE REGION. SOILS
ARE STILL SATURATED AND MANY RIVERS AND STREAMS ARE STILL NEAR OR
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE DUE TO OTHER HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS DURING THE
LAST FEW WEEKS. THESE CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH AN ADDITIONAL TWO TO
FOUR INCHES OF RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO A RENEWED THREAT FOR FLASH
FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND.

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA AND TEXAS...
   INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN LOUISIANA...BIENVILLE...
  BOSSIER...CADDO...CLAIBORNE...DE SOTO...JACKSON...LINCOLN...
  NATCHITOCHES...RED RIVER...SABINE...WEBSTER AND WINN. IN
  TEXAS...ANGELINA...CHEROKEE...GREGG...HARRISON...NACOGDOCHES...
   PANOLA...RUSK...SABINE...SAN AUGUSTINE...SHELBY AND SMITH.

* FROM 4 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING

* A LARGE AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO BRING
  TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF RAINFALL TO THE WATCH AREA OVER THE NEXT
  48 HOURS. THIS HEAVY RAINFALL WILL OCCUR OVER AREAS THAT
  ALREADY HAVE SATURATED SOILS FROM PREVIOUS HEAVY RAIN EVENTS...
  LEADING TO A THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING.

* FLASH FLOODING IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS MAY MAKE
  SOME ROADWAYS AND UNDERPASSES IMPASSIBLE. RAPID WATER LEVEL
  INCREASES IN SMALL STREAMS...CREEKS AND BAYOUS MAY ALSO OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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