Severe Weather Possible for Central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A large part of Arkansas continues to be under a slight risk of severe weather Friday evening into Saturday morning.

Our meteorologists say strong winds are the primary threat but tornadoes and large hail can not be ruled out.

Thunderstorms will continue to move eastward this evening, from western sections of Arkansas, reaching eastern Arkansas during the late evening hours.

This line is then expected to reach central Arkansas this evening and sweep through the remainder of the state overnight. The line of storms is expected to reach the Mississippi River early Saturday morning.

Scattered severe storms are possible with strong damaging winds in excess of 60 mph the most likely threat during this event. However, there remains a possibility of large hail and even a few tornadoes.

The severe potential with this system will end by day break Saturday.

TIMING
The line is expected to arrive in the Little Rock metro area between 10 p.m. and Midnight.

MAIN CONCERN
Damaging winds.

LESSER CONCERNS
Large hail and possible tornadoes.

These 45 counties are listed in the Hazardous Weather Outlook:
Arkansas, Baxter, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Clark, Cleveland, Cleburne, Conway, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Fulton, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, Logan, Lonoke, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Pike, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White, Woodruff and Yell


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