LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- 9 PM SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE- At 9 PM, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the north half of the state. It will remain in effect until 4 AM. Outside of this update, timing and threats remain unchanged. This watch being issued shows the forecast unfolding as expected. See below for additional details.

SUNDAY EVENING UPDATE– A cold front will approach from the northwest late tonight. Along the front, there will be a line of rain and thunderstorms.

While the majority of the storms along the cold front will not be severe there will be the potential for a few.

A severe thunderstorm is possible anywhere state, but the yellow shaded area is where a severe storm is most likely.

Storms will enter northwestern Arkansas around 19 PM tonight. Central parts of the state will start to see storms after 1 AM with south and eastern Arkansas after 3 AM.

The risk for Sunday night is mainly for damaging wind gusts up to 60 MPH. There is also a risk for an isolated, brief weak tornado. Hail up to an inch in diameter cannot be ruled out either.

Behind the cold front, the rain will be coming to an end with chilly and breezy weather filing into the state.

As far as the Monday morning commute is concerned, rainfall should be south of the metro before 7 AM but there will be some rainfall activity still ongoing across southeast Arkansas through mid-morning.

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