The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 9 pm Sunday evening for areas in arkansas this watch includes these 28 counties:
IN CENTRAL ARKANSAS
CONWAY FAULKNER GARLAND GRANT LONOKE PERRY PRAIRIE PULASKI SALINE WHITE
IN EASTERN ARKANSAS
IN NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS
CLEBURNE VAN BUREN
IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS
ARKANSAS BRADLEY CLEVELAND DESHA DREW JEFFERSON LINCOLN
IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS
CALHOUN CLARK DALLAS HOT SPRING OUACHITA PIKE
IN WESTERN ARKANSAS
An enhanced risk is now in place today across the southeastern half of Arkansas for strong to severe thunderstorms.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along with an advancing cold front. Storms are expected to become strong to severe during the afternoon and evening with large hail (up to baseball sized) and damaging winds (60-80 mph) the primary hazards. An isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
With recent heavy rainfall, there’s the potential for flash flooding with Sunday’s rain as well as early to mid-week since we are expecting several rounds of heavier rainfall. Overall, 1-3 inches of rain will be possible over the southern half of Arkansas through Wednesday night with amounts decreasing towards the Missouri border.
Rises on area rivers will be possible given the heavy rain potential.