Heavy rain, flooding threat moves east as Dallas reels from deadly downpours

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(NEW YORK) — As Dallas reels from deadly flooding, the rain is now moving east.

Heavy downpours will strike Louisiana, southeast Texas and southern Arkansas on Tuesday morning.

The flooding rains will stay in place over Louisiana and southeast Texas throughout the day.

In Shreveport, Louisiana, residents are already wading through up to 7 inches of rain from the past 24 hours. Flash flood warnings are in effect.

San Antonio and Austin, Texas, facing one of the driest years on record, are also under flood watches.

On Wednesday morning, the heavy rain will continue in eastern Louisiana and will reach Mississippi, where 10 inches of rain is possible over the next 48 hours.

This comes after downpours pounded the Dallas region Sunday night and Monday, at one point reaching 3.01 inches of rain in one hour.

A state of disaster was declared Monday night in Dallas County as officials announced that a 60-year-old woman died when her car was swept away in floodwaters.

East Dallas recorded a whopping 15.31 inches of rain. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport saw 9.19 inches of rain over 24 hours — the highest in 90 years.

Dallas usually sees a total of 8 inches of rain throughout the entire summer.

ABC News’ Kenton Gewecke and Melissa Griffin contributed to this report.

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