Severe Weather Outlook for Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thunderstorms were developing in southwest Arkansas this morning…and National Weather Service Warning Coordinator John Robinson says a few severe storms will be possible through this afternoon, primarily over west central Arkansas and the southern half of the state. Damaging winds and large hail will be the severe weather threats. (The strongest storms will probably stay south of Little Rock). Storms should diminish quite a bit by the early evening hours.

The water content of the atmosphere is still rather high, so some locally heavy downpours can be expected. Totals of 1 to 2+ inches will occur in some spots, and such amounts could lead to some localized flooding. Yesterday afternoon, the Harrison airport measured 1.41 inches of rain in only 12 minutes!

Keep up with the latest weather forecast for the Arkansas River Valley region here.

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