According to the National Weather Service, Saline County can expect to have one to two inches of rain by Thursday, March 29th. The following statement is by John Lewis and Jeff Hood of the National Weather Service in Little Rock:
Areas of rain will continue Wednesday and Wednesday night, with rumbles of thunder at times. Precipitation will be the most widespread and significant in the southeast half of the state. The forecast calls for one to two inches of rain across the southern and eastern counties, with locally over three inches.
Above average soil moisture is noted where the heaviest rain is expected. Given a nearly saturated ground, water will have nowhere to go and runoff rates will be high. This will elevate the potential of flooding.
Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible from northeast Texas into northern Louisiana. A few severe storms could build into southeast Arkansas later this afternoon and evening. The main concerns will be damaging winds and hail.
A storm system will arrive from the southwest on Thursday, and will drag a cold front through the region. Rain will be likely in the morning, but will taper off later in the day behind the front. Dry weather will follow Friday and Saturday.