LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – WEDNESDAY 5:30 PM UPDATE– A cold front continues to move through the state at this time with showers and thunderstorms along and ahead of it. While much of the activity has remained below severe limits, a few severe storms could still be possible through 8 PM.
While isolated large hail and brief but strong wind gusts are the primary concerns, a brief tornado or two cannot be ruled.
While the tornado risk is low, there is enough data to warrant the tornado watch that was originally issued around 2 PM for much of the state. As of 5:30 PM, all counties across the western third of the state have been cleared from the watch.
Showers and storms will continue to move east-northeast across the state with all activity pushing east of the Mississippi River around 9 PM. The severe weather threat for Arkansas will wrap up around 8 PM.
NOTE: The NOAA Weather Radio station WXJ-55 is off the air for several days, according to the National Weather Service. This station cover 17 central Arkansas counties. Please set your NOAA weather radios to a different channel OR make sure you have a secondary source for weather alerts.
It’s important that you stay weather aware throughout the day today. Be sure to check back to this page frequently for updates to the forecast and download the Arkansas Storm Team app for weather alerts on the go!