Severe Weather Moves into North Arkansas

Published 06/05 2014 10:44AM

Updated 06/05 2014 10:46AM

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Severe weather has moved into North Arkansas and is expected to linger through at least tomorrow.

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Little Rock says thunderstorms developed across Kansas overnight and moved through northeast Oklahoma this morning before moving into northwest Arkansas. 

The main threats with the severe weather will be damaging winds and locally heavy rainfall, and possible severe hail.

The NWS has also issued a hazardous weather outlook that stretches into next week for much of northern and central Arkansas where several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected from now through Wednesday. The area includes the counties of: Arkansas, Baxter, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Clark, Cleburne, Cleveland, 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.

The NWS says the most likely time of the day storms will occur would be afternoon and evening hours.

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