2:15 p.m. Update: — A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 7 p.m. for Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha, Drew, Union and Columbia counties.

Original — A strong cold front will move across Arkansas today and tonight. Showers will develop and become fairly widespread through the day, with a few thunderstorms possible.

At this time, the greatest chance for thunderstorms will be along and ahead of the front, primarily over central and southern Arkansas. An isolated strong storm or two is not out of the question, though this appears more likely just south of the state.