Severe Weather
9:42 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Watch lifted, warnings remain in parts of Sulphur River basin

While areas along parts of the Sabine River and its tributaries remain under a Flood Warning, the Flash Flood Watch for the KETR service area has been lifted as of Tuesday morning. The Ark-La-Tex region remains under a Flash Flood Watch.

The Cowleech Fork of the Sabine River at Greenville is under a Flood Warning. The National Weather Service reports that as of 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, the creek stood at 14.87 feet. Flood stage is 14 feet. Forecasts predict the Cowleech Fork of the Sabine could crest near 15 feet by Tuesday afternoon before falling below flood stage Tuesday night.

The South Fork of the Sabine River near Quinlan is also under a Flood Warning. At 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, the creek stood at 15.01 feet, according to the weather service. Flood stage is 15 feet. Forecasts predict the South Fork of the Sabine could crest slightly above 15 feet on Tuesday afternoon before falling below flood stage Tuesday evening.

The Sulphur River below Talco is under a Flood Warning through May 17, or whenever the warning is canceled. At 10:15 a.m. Monday, the river stood at 19.9 feet. Flood stage is 20 feet. Forecasts predict the Sulphur River below Talco could crest around 25.5 feet by Thursday morning. Low areas are expected to be flooded, with the result being the closure of some minor roadways.

Also near Talco, White Oak Creek is under an indefinite Flood Warning. At 10:15 a.m. Monday, the creek stood at 8.6 feet. Flood stage is 16 feet. Forecasts predict the creek could crest near 18 feet by Thursday morning.

The Sulphur River near Naples is under an indefinite Flood Warning. At 7:15 a.m. Monday, the river was at 19 feet. Flood stage is 22 feet. Forecasts predict the river could rise to 28 feet by May 18.