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Flash flood warnings issued for parts of Arkansas

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/11/2019

This May 12, 2011, photo released by NASA, and taken from the International Space Station, shows the Mississippi River spilling over its banks in Arkansas and Tennessee as the International Space Station passed overhead. This astronaut photograph shows muddy water sitting on floodplains around Tomato, Arkansas. Flood control work along the Mississippi River and its tributaries has likely made floods worse in Mississippi and Louisiana, according to a study reported in journal Nature, published Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Some other scientists are not convinced. (NASA via AP) © AP This May 12, 2011, photo released by NASA, and taken from the International Space Station, shows the Mississippi River spilling over its banks in Arkansas and Tennessee as the International Space Station passed overhead. This astronaut photograph shows muddy water sitting on floodplains around Tomato, Arkansas. Flood control work along the Mississippi River and its tributaries has likely made floods worse in Mississippi and Louisiana, according to a study reported in journal Nature, published Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Some other scientists are not convinced. (NASA via AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Flash flood warnings are in effect for parts of Arkansas as heavy rainfall continues to fall throughout the state.

The warning includes the Little Rock area, where 2 to 3 inches of rain fell through 5 a.m. Monday. An additional 2 to 3 inches of rain is possible through Tuesday.

The flash flood warning extends into north-central and northeast Arkansas as well.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation says road closures because of high water have been reported in Independence, Jackson, Randolph and Sharp counties.

Forecasters say the rain should taper off by early Tuesday morning, with another round of showers possible on Thursday.

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