No recess Thursday for the kiddos. That will be the least of our worries as Gordon moves through the state. Thankfully, it will have some forward speed and not stall. Nevertheless, these systems produce flooding and Gordon will likely do that across western and southern Arkansas.
Gordon is weakening tremendously in terms of wind speed only. That was completely expected. The main threat for Arkansas is heavy rainfall. You can also never rule out a weak and brief isolated tornado, but that threat is low.
The rains arrive from southeast to northwest later today and especially Thursday ending Friday.
I have seen the overnight run of the European model and it's cranking out some very heavy rainfall amounts. There could be isolated pockets across western Arkansas exceeding 8''. This is worrisome due to the terrain and the enhance runoff into rivers and creeks. No one should be camping in these areas whatsoever.