OVERNIGHT: Severe storms are winding down as of 10:30pm across much of the state. Rison received some of the strongest wind this evening, with damage reported there a little after 8pm Wednesday night. Large hail reports came in from Mount Ida, Hot Springs, Benton, Randall and Glendale over the evening. Flash Flooding also occurred near Mena and over White Hall closer to 9pm. It will be calmer for all of Arkansas overnight into tomorrow morning with low temperatures in the mid 50s.
THURSDAY: Round two of strong to severe storms moves in Thursday evening and night. Some storms could last into the very early overnight hours. The tornado threat is a little higher Thursday. It is also possible any tornadoes from supercells could be strong and long-lived. Large hail, damaging wind and flooding remain possible as well. Little Rock is looking at a timeframe of roughly 6pm through midnight. Another ½” – 1″ of rain will be possible in the metro.
WHAT’S NEXT: The majority of Friday will be rain-free, but it will be windy. Westerly wind of 25-35mph with gusts over 40mph possible. Temperatures will also be significantly cooler compared to earlier this week, with high temps in the mid 50s. This weekend will be dry and sunny, with high temps in the 60s and morning in the low 40s.