John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of the National Weather Service office at Little Rock, says a stalled front in southern Arkansas will focus some thunderstorms this afternoon close to the front.
In addition, a large cluster of storms that developed to the northwest of Arkansas overnight has entered northwest Arkansas and should continue sliding to the east and southeast this afternoon.
Thus, we will see quite a few showers and thunderstorms in the state this afternoon and evening, and some of these will probably continue through the overnight hours and into the first part of the day Friday.
Severe storms during this afternoon and evening should be isolated in number, with damaging winds being a greater threat than large hail. The stronger storms will be capable of dropping more than an inch of rain in an hour.
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