The entire State of Arkansas has been alerted by a special weather statement issued this morning by the National Weather Service in Little Rock in advance of a strong storm system approaching from the plains. Severe weather is expected over much of the state Sunday afternoon and evening.
“IT LOOKS LIKE AN OMINOUS SITUATION SITUATION SUNDAY…WITH SEVERE STORMS ALMOST A CERTAINTY. THIS COULD BE THE BIGGEST SEVERE WEATHER EVENT OF THE SPRING THUS FAR…WITH TORNADOES…VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS EXPECTED.”
National Weather Service – Little Rock
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. has placed the entire state under a MDT or Moderate Risk in their Convective Outlook. Parts of Southern Arkansas may be upgraded to high risk in later outlooks.
Southeast Arkansas is likely to be affected late Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening. As this system is slow moving, Southeast Arkansas can expect between two and four inches of rain before the system clears the area late Monday into Tuesday. Please remain weather alert and check back with SEARK Today for updates.