Severe storms, flooding impact the South Tuesday
(CNN) — A slow-moving storm system will crawl across the Deep South Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing severe weather and copious amounts of rain.
The system will continue to pump moisture into the southern states for the next few days, bringing as much as a foot of rain to major cities along the Gulf Coast. Flood watches and flood warnings are in effect for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas and more than 12 million people could feel the impact.
Not only will flooding be a concern, but a risk of severe weather will remain in place Tuesday and Wednesday. Nearly 10 million people will have a risk of severe weather Tuesday, including residents of Houston and San Antonio. Heavy rainfall, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be a possibility as these slow-moving storms take shape over the next few days.
The severe storm risk will remain on Wednesday, with cities such as Houston and Shreveport, Louisiana, possibly feeling the impact.
Dallas: A second round of severe storms will move through Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible. Thunderstorms will decrease through the day Wednesday, with showers continuing through the end of the week.
Houston: The heaviest rainfall is expected Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. A flash flood watch is posted through Wednesday afternoon with rain totals of 4 to 8 inches by Thursday morning. Severe storms with isolated tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds will occur Tuesday and Wednesday. Thunderstorms will continue Thursday and Friday, although they’ll be less severe.
Shreveport: Rain begins Tuesday afternoon and continues all week. Rain totals by the end of Thursday could be 6 to 10 inches. A flash flood watch is posted through Thursday afternoon. Severe storms will also be a threat Wednesday, with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes possible.
Little Rock: Periods of heavy rain are expected through Thursday with rain totals of 3 to 6 inches. A flash flood watch is posted from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon.
Severe weather has already impacted portions of Texas, and flash flooding was reported in Louisiana and Oklahoma as well. Below are reports from throughout social media.