9 p.m. Update:
A tornado watch has been extended to include counties in north-central and northeast Arkansas through 11 PM. After this, the tornadic threat will move out of the state.
5 p.m. Update:
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- A Tornado Watch has been extended for the following counties until 9 p.m. Thursday: Cleburne, Faulkner, Independence, Jackson, White, Woodruff, Arkansas, Desha, Grant, Jefferson, Lincoln, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie and Pulaski counties.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- There is a low chance for a few spin-up tornadoes in Arkansas, particularly north and east of the center of the track as Laura heads through Arkansas.
A Tornado Watch is in effect for parts of central and southeast Arkansas until 4 p.m. CDT. It is possible another watch could be issued later as Laura tracks farther north through the state.
Some of those cities under the current tornado watch include Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Arkadelphia, Stuttgart, Camden, Monticello & El Dorado.
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