LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Sunday Evening Update – Rain chances returned to the state today as a strong low-pressure system continues to move east towards Arkansas.
During the daylight hours, rainfall coverage was sparse but is forecast to increase as we head into the evening/overnight hours. Temperatures will also be increasing into the evening/overnight time frame. This is a signal that a little more energy is becoming available for storms to tap into.
While the severe weather threat is low for Sunday night into Monday morning, we cannot rule out a strong thunderstorm or two. Hail up to 1″ in diameter is the primary concern at this time but should remain isolated and not a widespread occurrence.
In addition to isolated hail, a few claps of thunder waking you up can be expected. This could be more widespread. Some brief but strong wind gusts may also be possible but an isolated occurrence. The window for any severe potential will be from this evening through the morning hours of Monday. Again the risk is low.
Below you can watch the timing of the activity with Forecast Track. All shower/storm activity should be east of Arkansas around noon.
Rainfall amounts should range from one to two inches mainly across Central and Northern Arkansas. We could see a few isolated amounts higher than two inches where stronger thunderstorms occur.
Be sure to click on the Storm Team tab located on our homepage to watch the latest forecast video update.