Panola County is under a flash flood watch through Thursday evening as the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda head northward from the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Weather Service says locally-heavy rainfall could bring the risk of flash flooding, especially in low-lying and poor-drainage areas. Panola County is expected to get between 4 and 6 inches of rainfall in the southwestern portion of the county, 3 to 4 inches of rainfall in the middle of the county and 2 to 3 inches in the northeastern portion of the county through Friday.

"Showers and thunderstorms will continue across the region Friday through early Saturday morning, as the remnants of Imelda continue to slowly move through East Texas," the National Weather Service said in a hazardous weather outlook issued Thursday. "Locally-heavy rainfall will be possible with this system. Otherwise, no hazardous weather expected through the remainder of the period."