• Todd Yakoubian

Round Of Storms

While the worst of this storm system will likely affect east Texas into Louisiana, southern Arkansas will have the threat for damaging winds and even a couple brief tornadoes. A tornado watch will likely be issued late Friday.


Flash flooding will also be possible and a flash flood watch has been issued. It goes into effect Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning for 2-4'' of rain with isolated higher amounts


A change to snow is still expected over far northwest Arkansas, especially the higher elevations.


Maps including timing of the storms below


Severe storms more isolated in the slight risk area and more numerous in the enhanced risk area.



Just before midnight, a line of storms will enter western Arkansas. Damaging winds will be the main threat, especially over southwest Arkansas at this time. A tornado threat will also exist.

By 2AM, the storms will be entering central Arkansas with the strongest storms over central and southern Arkansas. Damaging winds will be the main threat with a tornado risk as well. Storms in Louisiana will be the most intense.

There's a chance this is closer to the Mississippi River by 5AM as it accelerates east. Temperatures are dropping across the state as cold air pours in on the backside of the low.

Areas of light to moderate showers will continue Saturday with the main area of snow staying OUT of Arkansas. However, there could be a change over across northwest Arkansas.

A dusting possible northwest, especially the higher elevations.

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