Sunday Storm Potential


Published 02/09 2013 04:15PM

Updated 02/09 2013 04:17PM

A cold front will sweep through Arkansas Sunday morning, bringing a round of some rain and a few thunderstorms. A narrow wedge of warm air will move Northward just ahead of the front, allowing for the possibility of a few strong storms, especially over Southern Arkansas. Below is the Storm Prediction Center severe weather threat for Sunday.

The Storm Prediction Center shows much of the Southern half of Arkansas in a Slight Risk area for Sunday. The main risk from the storms will be some gusty winds, but there is also a low end tornado threat mainly in Southeast Arkansas South and East of Camden and Monticello.

Storms will approach Western Arkansas during the early morning hours. Below is a high resolution computer model forecast for 6 AM Sunday

Showers and storms will reach Central Arkansas by the mid-morning hours. Below is the forecast radar for 10 AM Sunday.

Storms will move Eastward into the afternoon, reaching Eastern and Southeast Arkansas by shortly afternoon. Below is the forecast radar for 1 PM Sunday.

Some heating will take place as the storms move into Southeast Arkansas, meaning a greater potential for some strong thunderstorms. Tornado potential will increase during the mid-day hours as the storms move through Southeast Arkansas. Most storms will clear the State by Mid Afternoon with breezy and mild conditions.

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