Flood Warnings, Flash Flood Watches Issued for the Ark-La-Tex
Written by Daniel Davidson on February 10, 2020
The National Weather Service has issued multi flood warnings and flash flood watches for the Ark-La-Tex ahead of a large rain-maker that is expected to hang around through Wednesday.
All of Northwest Louisiana is expected to receive 4 to 6 inches of rain over the next few days, with some isolated higher amounts, especially to our east. A Flood Warning has already been issued for Bayou Dorcheat from the Arkansas state line to Lake Bistineau. As of this morning, water levels at Dixie Inn were at 8 feet. Flood stage is 14 feet, and the bayou is expected to rise to about 16 feet. Flooding of the boat ramp in Dixie Inn is expected. In addition, roadways around Lake Bistineau may take on water.
Severe weather is not out of the question, but an outbreak of severe weather is not expected in our area. The National Weather Service has given us a Marginal Risk (1 out of a possible 5) for severe weather today, with a Slight Risk (2/5) to our south. The threat of severe weather returns Wednesday with a Marginal Risk (2/5) for Northwest Louisiana and a Slight (2/5) to Enhanced (3/5) risk to our east.
As multiple bands of heavy rain continue to come through the area, road closures throughout the parish may happen. As we get them, we will update our Home Page and our Facebook with the closures.
Photos courtesy of the National Weather Service.