Many Arkansans Lose Power After Storms, Arkansas River Rising

May 26, 2015

A possible tornado Monday evening in Pottsville, Arkansas.
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Thousands of Arkansans were left without power after strong winds and thunderstorms swept through the state.

Entergy Arkansas reported statewide outages Monday morning but the hardest hit areas were in western and central Arkansas.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of the state, which is still swollen from a series of May showers. The service says there is a chance of thunderstorms every day this week.

Forecasters say widespread severe weather isn't expected but strong storms are still possible. They say the greatest risk for Arkansans is the potential for more flooding.

The Arkansas River is expected to rise throughout the week and may exceeded flood levels in Little Rock by Friday.