LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – SATURDAY EVENING UPDATE: Arkansas weather has been incredibly busy this week. Five of the last six days featured some type of severe weather in parts of the state. There is one more chance for damaging storms in the forecast. Southern Arkansas is the focus of Easter afternoon.
The storms continue into Easter Sunday. There will be a round of storms that move through in the morning and another round in the afternoon. The afternoon storms could become severe, especially along the Louisiana state line. There is a slight risk (level 2 of 5) for the southernmost counties. The great threats with this round will be damaging winds and large hail. The risk of a tornado is very low.
TIMING: The first and greatest risk for strong to severe storms will be between Friday 9 PM to Saturday 11 AM. The storms will move from north to south during this time.
The most recent round of storms impacted parts of Northern Arkansas late Friday night. That round had just one extremely powerful storm that produced several reports of a tornado on the ground and 4″ hail!
Once the storms move out Sunday night, we’ll get a few days before our next round of storms moves in.
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