Enhanced risk of severe weather across Arkansas Thursday

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7:39 p.m. Update:
Flash flood warning until 10:30 p.m. for Bradley County and the south half of Drew County.

6:40 p.m. Update:
Thunderstorm watch until 1 a.m. for Ashley and Chicot counties.

3:15 p.m. Update:
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch until 10 p.m. for 19 Arkansas counties, including the following counties in Southeast Arkansas: Arkansas, Bradley, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Lincoln, Calhoun, and Jefferson.

The first tornado warning was issued for southeastern Nevada County at 3:07 p.m.

With the advent of spring, so arrives days of possible severe weather.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has placed most of Arkansas within an enhanced area for severe storms on Thursday.

As a surface low moves northeast of Arkansas, a trailing cold front will be pushed through Arkansas late Thursday. The greatest threat appears to be large hail and damaging straight-line winds, but some strong supercells capable of producing tornadoes could develop before progressing into linear squall lines.

The greatest risk is late Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening.

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