UPDATE- 4 PM, Tuesday- Storm activity which warranted the severe thunderstorm watch has moved east out of the state. This has allowed the watch that was in effect until 7 PM to be canceled early as of 4 PM with no storm damage reports except for flash flooding.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for south-central and southeast Arkansas until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
According to Arkansas Storm Team Meteorologist Pat Walker, the cause for concern will be storms forming in south Arkansas that will eventually pose a threat for damaging winds, which can topple trees and snap treetops.
Walker explained since the ground is saturated from the rain, even less than severe wind will be able to uproot trees.
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