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Flash flooding

A motorist was stranded on Farm to Market 1530 near FM 64 around Ben Franklin, Texas in Delta County last Friday.
LD Loftis / Cooper Review

Over a foot of rain soaked areas of East Texas over the weekend starting Friday including Hunt, Hopkins and Delta Counties. Flash flooding created havoc on drivers as many roads were closed. Emergency personnel responded to several high water rescues. Drivers are reminded of the slogan, “Turn around, don’t drown.”

NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for all of Northeast Texas and parts of North Texas through 7 a.m. Thu., Oct. 31.

Showers and thunderstorms will cover the region today. Rainfall totals over the next 24 hours in Northeast Texas are expected to range from 2" to 5", with the highest totals forecast around the Texarkana area. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, rainfall totals are expected to range from 1" to 3".

National Weather Service, Fort Worth

A storm system will be moving through the region Wednesday and into Thursday that could bring much needed rain to the area.

As of Oct. 22, most of the region is in a moderate drought with much of Lamar county remaining under extreme drought conditions.

While the rain will be beneficial to the region in many ways, it will also cause major problems. The system is expected to move in Wednesday afternoon and will be in the region through Thursday. In this time period, Northeast Texas could see up to four inches of rainfall.