Tornado watch in effect until 4 am for parts of western Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE– As forecast, showers and storms have developed and continue to move east towards Arkansas. A few strong to severe storms still remain possible as the line of storms initially moves into the state.

While the main hazard to watch out for will be strong wind gusts up to 60 MPH from a severe storm, a brief tornado cannot be ruled out. That is why, out of an abundance of caution, a tornado watch has gone into effect for portions of western Arkansas until 4 AM.

While the watch will be in effect until 4 AM, data continues to trend to storms weakening as early as 2 AM and remaining below severe limits after that.

Any potential to deal with strong to severe storms in the state would be from just after midnight to no later than 5 AM, Monday.

Brief, strong wind gusts, lightning, and a heavy downpour will be the main hazards for us in Arkansas, at this time but a tornado or two, cannot be ruled out as storms begin their initial entry into far western Arkansas.

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