The other problem today will be severe thunderstorms with high winds. It won't take much to knock over trees because the ground is very saturated. I think we'll have a tornado watch and tornadoes could be an issue today. Please have a way to receive warnings.
I know there are many activities today including basketball games. Not only should you have a way to receive warnings, you should also have a plan of action.
At this time, I don't think the threat for severe weather will go into the overnight so you'll be able to sleep peacefully tonight.
|ENHANCED TO SLIGHT RISK FOR MUCH OF THE STATE. I EXPECT A TORNADO WATCH.|
|TORNADO THREAT IS MEDIUM|
|SEVERE WIND THREAT IS HIGH. SEVERE WINDS ARE 58 MPH OR GREATER. HOWEVER, I DON'T THINK IT WILL TAKE WINDS THAT HIGH TO KNOCK OVER TREES TODAY.|
|I'M NOT OVERLY CONCERNED ABOUT HAIL|
|1PM - FUTURE RADAR - HEAVY RAIN NORTH WITH STORMS CENTRAL AND STORMS ENTERING WESTERN ARKANSAS.|
|3PM - LINE OF STORMS MOVING THROUGH WESTERN ARKANSAS. SOME SEVERE WITH HIGH WINDS, HEAVY RAIN, AND A TORNADO THREAT.|
|THE LINE SHOULD MOVE THROUGH THE METRO AROUND 5PM. IF ANY STORMS DEVELOP AHEAD OF THE MAIN LINE AT ANYTIME TODAY, THEY COULD BECOME SEVERE AND THEY COULD BECOME TORNADIC|
|8PM, EASTERN ARKANSAS HAS THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER, BUT WILL BE FINISHED BY 9 OR 10|
|MOST OF THE STATE HAS A FLASH FLOOD WATCH. AN AREA OF 2-3'' OR MORE COULD FALL FROM NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS. THIS WILL BE MORE THAN ENOUGH TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING FLOODING.|