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More Rain in the Mississippi Valley & Mid-South

12 Aug 2020, 2:05 pm

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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About the author
Joe Astolfi has been a weather enthusiast and geography guru ever since childhood.  After earning an Associate degree at Terra State Community College in Ohio, he decided to pursue a Bachelor degree in meteorology at Northern Illinois University.  He minored in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Before arriving at WeatherNation TV, Joe worked at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois.  Forecasting ... Load Morefor northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin was anything but ordinary.  Severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, blizzards, and heat waves are just some of the extreme weather events he has covered.  Joe grew up in Sandusky, Ohio and will always have a passion for the Great Lakes region and all it has to offer.

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