Around round of storms is set to return to the state on Thursday. Some storms could be strong to severe later in the day Thursday through early Friday.
As of Wednesday, much of the state is under a level 2 risk for severe weather for Thursday. A level 1 risk covers the rest of the state.
Wind and hail are the primary threats. Some flash flooding will be possible with heavy rain. Some spots could see 2-3″+ of rainfall.
The tornado risk is very low at this time but is something the Arkansas Storm Team is monitoring closely.
The latest model data shows showers and storms developing during the afternoon hours in western Arkansas. These storms will continue to push eastward across the state Thursday evening and night.
Damaging wind gusts look to be the primary threat Thursday. Large hail will also be possible. The tornado risk is currently very low; however, a quick spin-up or two cannot be ruled out.
Our cold front will lag behind the storms, and slowly move through during the day on Friday. This will continue our shower and thunderstorm chance throughout the afternoon and evening hours on Friday.
The risk for severe weather will be lower on Friday. Showers and storms, for the most part, should stay below severe status.
Sunshine is back for the weekend with cooler temperatures.
Stay with the Arkansas Storm Team for continued updates on our next severe weather chance.