Severe Weather Likely Easter Sunday

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Sunday Early Evening Update – A significant severe weather outbreak is likely for parts of the South Easter Sunday. The threat for severe storms continues for Arkansas, though it has decreased due to our neighboring states to the east.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for almost all of Arkansas until 11 p.m.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for far southeast Arkansas until 8 p.m. CDT. Ashley and Chicot county remains in the tornado watch until 8 p.m.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for far east Arkansas until 1 a.m. Monday.

As a low pressure system moves over the area, showers and even thunderstorms will develop. Some of those thunderstorms will be capable of becoming strong to severe.

There will be a lull in activity until about 4 p.m. By 4 p.m, storms in Oklahoma will be pushing into west Arkansas, strengthening as they shift east. The threat for severe weather would then exist until about 10 p.m.

Storm Threats: Heavy rainfall of 2-3″ could lead to some flash flooding in southern Arkansas. Large hail and damaging wind are both possible along with the potential to see some strong tornadoes.

The Arkansas Storm Team is watching this very closely. Updates to this page will be made several times throughout the day. You can also watch the latest forecast video HERE.

Pay close attention to the forecast and be prepared to take action on Sunday. Now is the time to make a severe weather safety plan and know where to go when warnings are issued Sunday. For more information about how to do that, click and read “Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tornadoes.”

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