Tornado - National Weather Service

 

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center on Wednesday issued a PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) tornado watch for Southeast Arkansas.

The watch, which is effective until 8 p.m. Wednesday, includes all of Southeast Arkansas.

This is a particularly dangerous situation. Primary threats include several tornadoes with a few intense tornadoes likely, scattered damaging winds with isolated significant gusts up to 75 miles per hour possible, and the possibility of large hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter.

Ongoing severe storms east of Little Rock should intensify through the afternoon with additional storms forming southward across the ARK-LA-MISS region. The environment is conducive to long track supercells with significant tornadoes and damaging winds as the primary hazards.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions. Make sure your NOAA weather radio is nearby and cell phone is charged if you receive Code Red warnings via cell phone.