- Associated Press - Saturday, April 29, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for northwestern Arkansas as severe thunderstorms packing strong winds and heavy rainfall move across the region.

Forecasters say the storms are expected to drop as much as 4 inches of rain across northwestern Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma on Saturday, making flash flooding in the area likely.

A flood warning was issued until Sunday night for the Kings River near Berryville in Carroll County. Forecasters say the river was expected to rise above flood stage Sunday morning and continue to rise to near 33 feet - 2 feet above flood stage - by early Sunday afternoon.

Flooding is expected along Arkansas Highway 143 and meadowlands along the river’s east bank. Low elevations around Clabber Creek will also be covered by water.

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