A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for parts of Northwest, Western and North Central Arkansas until 6 AM. The main risks with storms overnight are strong wind gusts and frequent lightning.
Little Rock, Ark. — A round of strong to potentially severe storms moves into Arkansas tonight. Storms are moving into Northwest Arkansas tonight with strong winds and frequent lightning. Storms are expected to reach Central Arkansas mainly after 2 AM. The most likely timing for storms around the Little Rock metro area is between 2 AM and 4 AM. Storms weaken and move into Southern Arkansas mainly during the pre-dawn hours Tuesday.
Damaging winds will be the primary concern as storms push into the state, but large hail can’t be ruled out across parts of Northwest Arkansas. Tornado threat will be greatest in the Enhanced Risk area and through parts of Missouri.
Keep your weather radio on and have it ready to go overnight to alert you if storms turn severe. Stay tuned to FOX16 News and fox16.com for more updates.