Little Rock, Arkansas -
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A thunderstorm complex moving into the state from Oklahoma will affect much of Arkansas through mid afternoon.
The National Weather Service says as the complex moves in, storms with severe conditions are expected with damaging wind gusts likely.
Locally heavy and potentially excessive rainfall will also be possible.
Meteorologist Pat Walker says these storms will have the potential to knock over trees and power lines.
The following Arkansas counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 6 tonight:
Arkansas, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Clark, Cleburne, Cleveland, Conway, Crawford, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Grant, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Pike, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, Washington, White, Woodruff and Yell.