The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Phelps and Pulaski counties. 

The severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 2 p.m. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Springfield situation report said heavy rainfall through Tuesday may lead to some localized flash flooding. 

Locations along and south of Interstate 44 will see the best chances for heavy rains and localized flooding, according to report published on Monday.