UPDATE MAY 3, 2021 9:25PM
The National Weather Service in Little Rock issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 4 am Tuesday for 41 counties in the following areas:
- CONWAY FAULKNER GARLAND GRANT LONOKE PERRY POPE PRAIRIE PULASKI SALINE WHITE YELL
IN EASTERN ARKANSAS
- JACKSON LAWRENCE RANDOLPH WOODRUFF
IN NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS
- BAXTER BOONE CLEBURNE FULTON INDEPENDENCE IZARD MARION NEWTON SEARCY SHARP STONE VAN BUREN
IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS
- CLEVELAND JEFFERSON
IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS
- CALHOUN CLARK DALLAS HOT SPRING OUACHITA PIKE
IN WESTERN ARKANSAS
- JOHNSON LOGAN MONTGOMERY POLK SCOTT
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF:
- ARKADELPHIA, ASH FLAT, ATTICA, AUGUSTA, BATESVILLE, BEEBE, BENTON, BOONEVILLE, BRYANT, BULL SHOALS, CABOT, CALICO ROCK, CAMDEN, CAVE CITY, CHEROKEE VILLAGE, CLARKSVILLE, CLINTON, CONWAY, COTTON PLANT, DANVILLE, DARDANELLE, DE VALLS BLUFF, DES ARC, FAIRFIELD BAY, FLIPPIN, FORDYCE, GLENWOOD, HAMPTON, HARDY, HARRISON, HAZEN, HEBER SPRINGS, HORSESHOE BEND, HOT SPRINGS, HOXIE, JASPER, KINGSLAND, LESLIE, LITTLE ROCK, LONOKE, MALVERN, MAMMOTH SPRING, MARSHALL, MCCRORY, MELBOURNE, MENA, MORRILTON, MOUNT IDA, MOUNTAIN HOME, MOUNTAIN VIEW, MURFREESBORO, NEWPORT, NORMAN, NORTH LITTLE ROCK, OLA, OXFORD, PARIS, PERRYVILLE, PINE BLUFF, POCAHONTAS, RISON, RUSSELLVILLE, SEARCY, SHERIDAN, SUMMIT, THORNTON, WALDRON, WALNUT RIDGE, WESTERN GROVE, AND YELLVILLE.
The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for a Large Part of Arkansas, including these counties:
Boone, Marion, Baxter, Fulton, Sharp, Randolph, Newton, Searcy, Stone, Izard, Independence, Lawrence, Johnson, Pope, Van Buren, Cleburne, Jackson, Logan, Conway, Faulkner, White, Woodruff, Scott, Yell, Perry, Polk, Montgomery, Garland, Saline, Pulaski, Lonoke, Prairie, Monroe, Pike, Clark, Hot Spring, Grant, Jefferson, Arkansas, Dallas, Cleveland, Lincoln, Desha, Ouachita, Calhoun, Bradley, and Drew.
A round of severe weather is possible over the region late Monday night through Tuesday morning. The latest data indicates a complex of thunderstorms will likely track across the state, posing a threat for large hail early in the overnight period, with the primary hazard transitioning to damaging winds which will last into early Tuesday morning.
Additionally, there could be some locally heavy rainfall, which could lead to flash flooding and aggravate existing flooding issues along some area rivers.
Thunderstorms return to the forecast for the upcoming weekend. Severe weather chances appear low at this time, but locally heavy rainfall may develop.