A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for several counties in East Arkansas until 9 pm Sunday night.

Counties under the watch could see thunderstorms that may produce large hail and damaging wind gusts over 60 mph.

The Storm Prediction Center has most of Arkansas under a level 3 out of 5 (slight) risk for severe thunderstorms in East Arkansas. The rest of Arkansas is under a lower risk. Severe weather will be possible over the entire state, but it will be most likely in the orange area.

The overall risk of severe weather is on the low side, but within the strongest thunderstorms, we could see damaging wind gusts, hail, and even one or two weak tornadoes, especially in northern Arkansas.

Below is the latest timing of the thunderstorms.

A few storms will be possible in northern Arkansas in the late morning and early afternoon. Activity in Central Arkansas will be more scattered and occur later in the afternoon. The threat of severe weather will be over by midnight Sunday.

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