Faulkner County at risk for floods, severe weather over the weekend

Cheryl Sanders
April 30, 2017

She said it won't be quite as bad as the December 2015 flood but expects the river to come up about 25 feet. The smaller rivers will also see significant jumps and may go well above flood stage depending on the amount and timing of the heaviest rain.

"This event certainly has the potential to have a big impact", said Matt Friedlein, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

Kauai remains under flood advisory until 6:30 p.m., and a winter storm watch is in effect for Hawaii island summits from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says the storms are expected to begin Friday afternoon from northern Texas across Oklahoma, southern Missouri, northern Arkansas, southern IL, southern in, western Kentucky and western Tennessee. At that level, flood water affects 60th Street south of John Deere Road in Moline and areas in and around the Greenvalley Sports Complex Park.

A Flash Flood Watch means flash flooding is possible, but not imminent. As of Friday afternoon, April 28, 2017, here are some of the predictions for next week from the National Weather service. Larger streams and rivers could have moderate to major flooding.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Weather forecasters expected slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms in affected areas.

A cold front behind the storm system should drop temperatures into the 50s by Monday night, but sunny skies will keep daily highs near 80.

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