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Rain, Likelihood of Flooding, Continues through Friday

Scott Harvey
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KSMU

The National Weather Service says as remnants of tropical system Bill moves into the Ozarks, it’ll bring several inches of rain to southern Missouri.

That means flooding and flash flooding is likely. Officials say the most favorable areas for flooding will be along creeks and streams, and also low lying areas such as low water crossings. The risk level is considered “significant” through this evening, and a flash flooding watch is in effect for our region through Friday night.

Continuing through Friday, between 4-6 inches of rainfall is expected in the area, with the heaviest rain occurring along and south of the Interstate 44 corridor, officials say.

Northwestern Arkansas is expected to receive 3 to 5 inches of rain, possibly in the some of the same areas that were hit by flooding in May and June.