|Updated: 11/07/2011 5:09 pm
||Published: 11/07/2011 8:16 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A strong upper level system will move from the Rockies into the Plains Tuesday.
In response to the system...the cold front northwest of the state will begin to move across the region. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely along the front, and some of the storms could be severe.
There will be a lot of wind energy surrounding the front. Strong winds will cause thunderstorms to move quickly, which will increase the concern for damaging straight line winds.
Winds will turn with height, which may cause some storms to rotate. Given this, isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. The best chances for severe weather will be over the western half of the state Tuesday afternoon and evening.
However, there does remain some uncertainty about the severe weather potential with a lack of instability as one limiting factor. If there are a lot of clouds to limit afternoon heating or moisture does not become abundant, severe storms will be less likely.
This situation will be monitored closely by the National Weather Service.
Please stay tuned to FOX16.com and FOX16 News for later forecasts for the severe weather potential as details become clearer.
Please monitor FOX16.com and watch FOX16 News @ 5, 9 and 10 for updates from Chief Meteorologist Jeff Baskin.