Update: Tornado Watch expired for Eastern Arkansas



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A Tornado Watch has been expired for Eastern Arkansas.

It had been issued Thursday morning when the last of a storm system was pushing out of the state.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Parts of Eastern Arkansas are under a Tornado Watch until noon Thursday.

The counties included in the watch area are: Chicot, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett and St. Francis.

A line of storms that moved into Arkansas on Wednesday is making its way out of the state.

Flash Flood warnings were also in place Thursday morning in Craighead, Poinsett and Cross counties.

Thursday storm reports from National Weather Service Office in Memphis:

  • 7:31 a.m. – Craighead County – flash flood 5 miles south-southwest of Jonesboro, report of flooding on County Road 425 and unsafe to drive.
  • 6:06 a.m. – Craighead County – thunderstorm wind damage 3 miles west of Jonesboro, broken pole on Hwy. 226 and Woodsprings Road.
  • 5:58 a.m. – Craighead County – thunderstorm wind damage 4 miles west-northwest of Jonesboro, report of four power lines down in the northbound lane along I-555 near the Washington St. exit
  • 5:55 a.m. – thunderstorm wind damage 5 miles north of Jonesboro, report of fence damage on County Road 732

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