More flooding is inevitable from Arkansas to the Ohio Valley since the already water-logged region will not be able to handle the additional rain that will pour down through Tuesday.
The potential exists for an additional 3 to 5 inches of rain to soak the corridor from northeastern Texas to the Ohio Valley through Tuesday.
For places from central Texas to western Tennessee, some of this rain came in the form of severe thunderstorms.
That amount of rain would alone raise concerns for flash flooding. But with the ground already saturated and rivers severely flooding, new flooding issues are inevitable.
Residents in low-lying, poor drainage and urban areas can expect the return of flood waters. Small streams that may have receded during the recent brief dry spell should once again overflow their banks.
Flooding along already swollen large rivers will worsen, heightening the potential for more levees to fail.
"The stress on the levees in some locations will not only last days, but weeks, as huge rivers such as the Mississippi and Ohio take much longer to fall below flood stage than smaller rivers, even as heavy rain comes to an end," stated AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
Many of the larger rivers are already at moderate to major flood stage from Indiana to northeastern Arkansas. This includes the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
The level of the Ohio River at Cairo, Ill., stood at a record level of 59.97 feet Sunday afternoon, and is expected to continue to rise to above 60 feet the next few days.
The Black River at Corning, Ark., shattered its previous record crest of 16.92 feet from June 1945 when the river rose to 18.12 feet on Thursday. The level of the river dropped to under 17 feet on Saturday, but should rise once again with the impending rain.
Drier weather will finally return to the Arklatex by Tuesday. The Ohio Valley will have to wait until Wednesday for the heavy rain's departure.
New flooding problems already returned to places in and around Arkansas over the weekend with the heavy rain's initial arrival. Runoff from the rain submerged many streets in Jonesboro, Ark., Sunday afternoon.
After an earthquake swarm in the area, the Bardarbunga volcano erupted Friday in Iceland.
It's been a tumultuous week on both the East and West coasts as two hurricanes induced rough surf and a high risk for rip currents.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
A disturbance over the Gulf of Mexico will deliver rain to the coast of Texas on Friday before expanding over the lower Mississippi Valley this weekend.
A great white shark was spotted at Duxbury Beach in Massachusetts earlier this week, forcing the evacuation of the water.
While Marie will stay well offshore from Los Angeles, it will continue to produce dangerous surf along many Southern California beaches through Friday.
New England (1816)
"Year in which there was no summer", otherwise known to weather historians as "1800 and frozen to death" killing frost once again damages sparse corn corp in northern New England...loss of this and other crops led to severe famine in much of New England that winter...and helped spur western migration in spring of 1817.
New England (1965)
A total of 2.5 inches of snow on top of Mt. Washington set an August record. Vermont had a reading of only 25 degrees, while Nantucket had a chilly 39 degrees. Earliest freeze on record at many stations.
Houston, TX (1980)
2.23 inches of rain fell in less than 1 hour. Streets were flooded in the downtown district and a tornado touched down briefly west of Houston at Sealy, TX.