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Severe Weather Expected for Tonight

The Weather Outlook for Hempstead and the Surrounding Counties is looking to be a little rocky tonight. SWARK.Today will be monitoring throughout the evening to bring you up to date weather alerts for our area.

UPDATED 9:55 PM
The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Hempstead County has expired and no other warnings have been issued at this time.
The Tornado Watch for Hempstead County remains in effect until 12:00 pm. We will keep you updated throughout the evening if any other weather conditions arise.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a 
 
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... 
Southeastern Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas... 
Central Miller County in southwestern Arkansas... 
Northeastern Lafayette County in southwestern Arkansas... 
Southwestern Nevada County in southwestern Arkansas... 
North central Columbia County in southwestern Arkansas... 
 
* Until 930 PM CDT. 
 
* At 847 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Fouke, or 12 
miles south of Texarkana, moving east at 50 mph. 
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. 
SOURCE...Radar indicated. 
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage 
to roofs, siding, and trees. 
 
* Locations impacted include... 
Texarkana, Stamps, Lewisville, Fouke, Garland, Willisville, Bodcaw, 
Genoa, Mount Pleasant, Patmos, Falcon, Pleasant Hill, Spirit Lake 
and Piney Grove. 
HAIL...1.00IN 
WIND...60MPH
Instructions:
A Tornado Watch remains in effect until midnight CDT for southwestern Arkansas. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
Target Area:
Columbia
Hempstead
Lafayette
Miller
Nevada

At this time, there has been a severe thunderstorm warning for MIller and Lafayette Counties, and look to be moving into our area.

Warnings
Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Bossier, LA 
Cass, TX 
Miller, AR 
Lafayette, AR 
Marion, TX 
Caddo, LA 


The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for

Southwestern Miller County in southwestern Arkansas… Southwestern Lafayette County in southwestern Arkansas… Northwestern Caddo Parish in northwestern Louisiana… Northwestern Bossier Parish in northwestern Louisiana… Northeastern Marion County in northeastern Texas… Southeastern Cass County in northeastern Texas…

Until 900 PM CDT.

At 809 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Lodi, or 16 miles south of Atlanta, moving east at 40 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include… Vivian, Plain Dealing, Bradley, Hosston, Rodessa, Ida, Gilliam, Lodi, Smithland, McLeod, Kildare, Pleasant Valley, Gin City, Canale, Bolinger and Kiblah

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