Rain and storms tonight and Thursday

By JEFF BASKIN | jbaskin@fox16.com

Published 01/09 2013 09:57AM

Updated 01/09 2013 09:59AM

A strong, but slow moving storm system is set to bring some potentially heavy rainfall and some thunderstorms for parts of Arkansas tonight into Thursday. Mainly light rain, drizzle and mist can be expected into Wednesday afternoon as low pressure over Texas spreads moisture over the State. Most of the heavier rains will stay Southwest of Arkansas through today

The low pressure will move Northwest tonight bringing warm air into Central Arkansas ahead of a cold front. Showers and some thunderstorms are likely ahead of this front Thursday morning.

Showers and thunderstorms will slowly move across the State Thursday, with some potentially strong storms possible. Hail and wind gusts will be the main threat. Heavy rainfall is also expected in some spots due the slow movement of the rain. Rainfall amounts may exceed 3 inches in some spots through Thursday evening.

Widespread flooding is not expected at this time due mainly dry conditions and low water levels of rivers and streams, however, some brief ponding of water on roadways is possible during heavier rains.

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