Severe Thunderstorm Warning and Tornado Watch in Effect

UPDATE: 2:46 a.m.::::

Tornado Watch

The NWS has extended the Tornado Watch until 10 a.m. Monday morning for the following locations:

  • Columbia            
  • Hempstead          
  • Howard
  • Lafayette           
  • Little River       
  • Miller
  • Nevada              
  • Sevier             
  • Union

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The NWS has issued a new Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 3:45 a.m. for:

  • Little River County in southwestern Arkansas…
  • Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas…
  • Northern Miller County in southwestern Arkansas…
  • Southeastern Sevier County in southwestern Arkansas…
  • Howard County in southwestern Arkansas…
  • Northwestern Nevada County in southwestern Arkansas…

 At 2:39 a.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles northeast of Dierks to near Ben Lomond to near Foreman, moving east at 50 mph.

  HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

  SOURCE…Radar indicated.

  IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…

  • Hope
  • Ashdown
  • Nashville
  • Prescott
  • Mineral Springs
  • Dierks
  • Foreman
  • Lockesburg
  • Emmet
  • Wilton
  • Blevins
  • Perrytown
  • Rosston
  • Tollette
  • Fulton
  • Winthrop
  • Ogden
  • Washington
  • Ben Lomond
  • Bodcaw

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1000 AM CDT for southwestern

Arkansas…southeastern Oklahoma…and northeastern Texas.

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The NWS Tornado Watch is in effect for the following counties in AR:

  • Columbia                           
  • Hempstead                         
  • Howard
  • Lafayette                           
  • Little River                         
  • Miller
  • Nevada                             
  • Sevier

Hazardous Weather Outlook

This National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southwest Arkansas, northwest Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma and northeast Texas.

Included are the following counties and parishes:

Sevier, Howard, Little River, Hempstead, Nevada, Miller, Lafayette, Columbia, Caddo, Bossier, Webster, McCurtain, Red River, Bowie, Franklin, Titus, Camp, Morris, Cass, Wood, Upshur, Marion, Smith, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Rusk and Panola.

The NWS advises that late tonight, strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop across north Texas and eastern Oklahoma and move southeast into the Middle Red River Valley of northeast Texas, southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas.

These storms will have the capability of producing strong and damaging wind gusts, large hail and isolated tornadoes. This threat will move southeast through the predawn hours Monday morning and could possibly move into extreme northwest Louisiana near sunrise.

Locally heavy rainfall could also result in a flash flooding concern after midnight across the northern third of Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma and Southwest Arkansas.

The severe weather threat should shift south and east of the region Monday morning.

Additional strong thunderstorms will be possible across the region sometime late Thursday or Friday of the upcoming work week.

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