Arkansas, Mississippi, Ohio Valley Flash Flooding: Thunderstorms, Heavy Rains Stretch from Texas to mid-Atlantic

Flash flood warnings have been issued for Texas across to the mid-Atlantic by the National Weather Service (NWS), remaining in effect until this morning.

Across the country, two to three inches of rain has already fallen, with expected showers to follow over the course of the morning, affecting the eastern states and coast. This rainfall is expected to cause flash flooding in Grayson in Georgia, Oldtown in Idaho, Naples in Florida, Coalton in Ohio, Flatwoods in West Virginia, Russell in Massachusetts and Hopewell, Virginia.

In Texas, a flash flood warning is also in effect until this 4:15 a.m. CT. The warning is in place for northern Caldwell County, east central Hays County, south central Travis County, and southwestern Bastrop County in Texas. Three inches of rain has already fallen with further heavy rain detected by the NWS. This rainfall is expected to produce thunderstorms affecting areas north of San Marcos to Buda, extending east to Cedar Creek and Dale.

The following locations will experience flooding:

  • San Marcos
  • Kyle
  • Buda
  • Lockhart
  • Uhland
  • Mustang Ridge,
  • Niederwald
  • Cedar Creek
  • Wyldwood
  • Onion Creek
  • Mountain City
  • Creedmoor
  • Rockne
  • Maha
  • Red Rock
  • Lytton Springs
  • Dale
  • Bateman
  • St John Colony
  • Mendoza

In Ohio, NWS Wilmington issued a flash flood warning for northwestern Champaign County and south central Logan County, which remains in effect until 9:00 a.m. ET. Its radar indicated that thunderstorms had produced heavy rain across the area. Already one to two inches of rain has fallen overnight with another inch expected through to 3:00 a.m. ET.

Thunderstorms along a stalled out front may produce isolated flash flooding this morning across portions of central and northern #Ohio. Mainly near the Highway 30 corridor. Stay #weather aware during the morning commute! #OHwx #PAwx #ThisIsCLE #CLEwx #NWS

— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) June 17, 2019

The following areas will experience flooding:

  • Urbana
  • St. Paris
  • West Liberty
  • Kiser Lake State Park
  • Millerstown
  • Rosewood
  • Kennard
  • Lippincott

NWS advises that people in these areas move to higher ground and to be cautious as flooding is harder to recognize at night.

Indiana is also under warning from flash flooding affecting central Monroe County, southern Brown County and northern Greene County in the state. The warning remains in effect until 5:00 a.m ET this morning.

Six inches of rain has already fallen overnight in these areas and NWS reports that flash flooding has already started in areas such as:

  • Bloomington
  • Nashville
  • Worthington
  • Yellowwood Lake
  • Indiana University
  • Solsberry
  • Woodville Hills
  • Stone Head
  • Gnaw Bone
  • Story
  • Whitehall
  • Elkinsville