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Weather Update @ 10 a.m.

The cold front movement is ever so slowly Eastward as it sags to the South.  The rain is expected to begin by mid afternoon today due to the slow movement of the cold front. The NWS forecast is for T-storms from 3-9 pm today and an increase in rain amounts up to 1" from the previous forecast for our area. 75 to 100% chances for light to moderate rain through Sunday afternoon.  Still no severe weather is expected although some lightning will occur.... once again, little wind or hail associated with this event Flash Flood WatchStatement as of 4:59 AM CDT on March 20, 2015
... 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...   
   - 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.
* 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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