Strong storms will impact southern Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – After what was a beautiful spring weekend, we are already tracking our next chance for severe weather. A storm system will bring showers and thunderstorms to Arkansas Monday evening through Tuesday morning. While much of the state will receive rain and thunderstorms, the greatest risk of severe weather is in southern Arkansas.
LOCATION: The Storm Prediction Center has Hot Springs, Pine Bluff, Arkadelphia, and Mena at marginal (lowest) risk for a few severe storms. Camden, Centerville, Monticello & De Queen under slight risk (slightly higher). The highest risk in this scenario is increased (in orange) and includes: Texarkana, Magnolia, El Dorado, Crossett and Eudora. Severe storms are not expected for Little Rock.
HOURLY: Rains and mild storms will move as early as Monday morning in parts of northern Arkansas. Central and southern portions of the state are expected to remain dry for most of Monday. The risk of severe weather in our area is not until 10 p.m. Monday evening. The severe weather window in southern Arkansas will be 10:00 p.m. Monday through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. Below is the hour-by-hour forecast.
RISKS: Damaging wind is the biggest threat along with any potential severe storm. The threat of isolated large hailstones is less. A spin-up tornado cannot be ruled out, but the risk is the lowest. Floods are also a very low threat. Central Arkansas could receive ½” to 1″ of rain, with 2″ of rain possible farther south.
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