LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Severe weather with high winds led to massive power outages in central Arkansas Sunday.

According to data from PowerOutage.us, over 52,000 Arkansas utility customers are currently out of power.

The hardest-hit areas of the state include central Arkansas, where Pulaski County shows over 18,000 customers are without power.

Other areas dealing with major power outages include Lonoke County, where over 3,000 are without power, and Faulkner County, where there are more than 2,500 outages currently.

According to the Arkansas Storm Team, the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has much of central Arkansas under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. Some areas could see damaging winds with gusts up to 80 mph and up to tennis ball-sized hail.

Be alerted as soon as severe weather coverage begins by downloading the Arkansas Storm Team app from the App Store or on Google Play.