The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Poteau River near Panama.
The warning is from Saturday evening to late Sunday night, or until the warning is cancelled. Minor flooding is expected.
As of 1:30 p.m. on Friday, the stage was 18.05 feet with the flood stage at 29.0 feet. The Poteau River is expected to rise above the flood stage on Saturday evening and continue to rise to near 30.3 feet by Sunday morning with it dropping below the flood stage on Sunday evening.
At 31.0 feet, minor agricultural flooding occurs with Williams Road east of Panama to be flooded.