Special Weather Statement
May 22, 12:01 a.m. — Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of Cleveland, Bradley, Desha, Calhoun, Ouachita, Drew, Lincoln and Arkansas counties through 1 a.m.
At 12 a.m., Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Trusten Holder WMA to near Winchester to Green Hill to seven miles northeast of Calion to near Stephens. Movement was east at 40 mph.
Locations impacted include Monticello, Warren, Dumas, McGehee, Dermott, Hermitage, Wilmar, Arkansas City, Mitchellville, Harrell, Tillar, Watson, Winchester, Rohwer, Rosedale, Hampton, Camden, Stephens, Louann and Weeks.
Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.
May 21, 11:37 p.m. — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until midnight for Bradley, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, and Lincoln counties in Southeast Arkansas. At 11:37 p.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Gillett to 10 miles southwest of Mills to near Warren to near Harrell to Cullendale, moving southeast at 30 mph.
May 21, 9:32 p.m. — A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until midnight for Bradley, Cleveland, Desha, Drew and Lincoln counties in Southeast Arkansas.
May 20 — Some strong to severe thunderstorms could be seen Saturday into Saturday night as a cold front moves into the state from the northwest. Damaging winds and some large hail could be seen with the strongest storms. A weak tornado could also be seen.