Slow-moving thunderstorms have soaked communities in the Mississippi River Valley, Mid-South, and southern Plains over the last few days. On Wednesday morning, the community of Texarkana---straddling the border of Texas and Arkansas---witnessed widespread flooding due to incredibly heavy rainfall.
A preliminary rainfall total---taken around 10 am CT---at the Texarkana Regional Airport showed that Wednesday, August 12, 2020 will enter the record books as that city's wettest August day.
Flash Flooding was also a concern in St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday. Storm drains could not handle the amount of rain that fell in a short amount of time. Numerous roads were submerged in water.
Stranded vehicles and motorists were a common site throughout the city of St. Louis and surrounding suburbs in Missouri and Illinois.
Looking ahead, the threat of heavy rain will linger, thanks to a stationary front that will remain across the region at least through Friday.
Additional rounds of slow-moving showers and thunderstorms may produce widespread 1 to 2 inch rainfall totals. Localized amounts up to 6 inches will be possible.
Cities like Texarkana, St. Louis, and Memphis---among many others---will want to keep it tuned to WeatherNation for the latest forecast.
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