Monday 10 PM Update
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The chance for severe storms still exists across the state as storms move from south to north over central and north Arkansas.
Several counties have been dropped from the Tornado Watch that was previously issued for west central and northwest Arkansas on Monday night. As of 10 p.m, the only counties that remain under the watch are in northwest Arkansas.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a SLIGHT RISK (15%) for isolated severe storms in west Arkansas today. A MARGINAL RISK (5%) has been issued for the rest of the state. While most storms won’t reach severe parameters, there is a chance that a few could.
The biggest concern with the thunderstorms is heavy rain. With the rain the western half of Arkansas received late last week, this weekend, and this morning, the ground is primed for a Flash Flooding potential. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued until 6 PM, Wednesday for the western half of Arkansas including Pulaski County.
Rainfall across the area could range from one to three inches with higher totals where thunderstorms produce downpours. The chance of rain will be high after Wednesday too. The threat of Flash Flooding may continue Thursday and Friday.
The Arkansas Storm Team will be watching the development and progression of storms throughout the evening. Download the AST Weather App to your mobile devices to receive weather alerts and have access to the radar wherever you are. Stay Weather Aware.