The watch is in effect until 6 p.m. today.
By late Wednesday the rain is expected to stop and the temperatures are expected to drop.
Rainfall amounts of one half to one inch today may lead to flooding.
Read Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for the latest weather information. Between the rain and melting snow Spring-like flooding will be possible in Mid-Michigan in low areas and along rivers and streams.
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"Whenever water starts to rise people get concerned", she said Tuesday afternoon. Storms are expected to continue on and off from Monday afternoon until Tuesday night.
Temperatures in the 50s and low 60s this evening will go into a steepening decline overnight, ultimately settling into the middle and upper 30s by daybreak.
Any ice accumulations should be less than a tenth of an inch in most areas, said the weather service.
In those regions, meteorologists say, the main concerns will be damaging winds and the possibility of a few tornadoes. Rain was rather limited but that will change Monday night and Tuesday. Currently, the critical time to focus on is Tuesday into early Wednesday.
Winter weather arrives, ice possible
There is a good chance of freezing rain-drizzle through the morning today with high around 25, the National Weather Service said. The heaviest snow with the second round of precipitation will mainly impact western into central Minnesota.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast with a slow moving frontal boundary. This watch includes much of Northwest Louisiana, a part of Southwest Arkansas and Panola County in Northeast Texas.
On Monday we could receive an additional half to three quarters inch of rain.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of Texas was experiencing some level of drought up through last week.
There is even the chance for more moderate to heavy showers next weekend.
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