04 April, 2018
Much of Arkansas' southeast half faces an enhanced risk for severe storms Tuesday ahead of a midweek cold spell, according to the National Weather Service.
Heavy rain, lightning, strong winds and hail will all be possible with these thunderstorms. The wind advisory is in effect from noon through 10 p.m. for sustained winds up to 25 miles per hour with gusts from 40 to 45 miles per hour. They have moved up to a Moderate Risk of severe storms and tornadoes (red area on the map) from IN and OH south to northwest Mississippi.
A strengthening spring storm system will approach the state Tuesday afternoon and evening bringing multiple rounds of thunderstorms. Warming into the mid-70s on Thursday. The threat for storms to increase and become severe is very high this afternoon and evening.More news: Overwatch World Cup returns for 2018
Temperatures will be significantly cooler by Wednesday morning.
Remember the worst places to be during severe weather are in a vehicle or a mobile home.
Nussbaum says high temperatures will only be in the upper 60s. "We had snowfall early this morning across a good part of our area, with some seeing upwards of 4" of snow overnight. Thursday morning will be cool with most areas reaching the 40s for morning lows! We will keep you updated on the latest right here on ABC36 and on our facebook page. Temperatures look to rebound once again by Sunday with another, possibly more potent, cold front moving through by Monday.