In the area surrounding the Mississippi Valley there is currently the potential for life-threatening flash and river flooding. The area has already received significant amounts of rain and the land is as saturated as it can get. Slow moving thunderstorms from Wednesday were responsible for this. Roads in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri were shutdown already due to extensive flooding and there has been one recorded water rescue. The weekend promises more storms and much more rain. This is compounded by the fact that the storms themselves are moving so slowly. They are dumping all their water down on already saturated land and not moving on to drier climes in a timely fashion.