Tuesday, 10: a.m. update:
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- As Barry winds down from a Tropical Depression to a Post-Tropical Cyclone in Missouri, it has brought a big hit to Arkansas today, Tuesday in the form of flash flooding. That effect was most felt in SW Arkansas in Clark, Pike, Hempstead, and Nevada counties as overnight early morning rains brought five to eleven inches of rain to that area.
As mentioned above, Barry is now a post-tropical cyclone. It’s still an area of low pressure and a strong area of low pressure at that, but it has lost its true tropical characteristics as it is now in the middle of the United States. Barry continues to pick up forward speed. As of 10 AM, Tuesday, it was moving NE at 21 mph. That is the fastest forward speed it has had in its lifetime.
Flash Flood Watches are in effect until 6 PM, Tuesday in Central Arkansas and until 7 PM in other parts of the state. Some rain will be possible Tuesday night and Wednesday, but rainfall totals are expected to be minute compared to what has already fallen. No Flash Flood Watches will be warranted Tuesday night or Wednesday in Arkansas.