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6:43 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Storms Hit Much Of Arkansas

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for much of Arkansas on Monday evening, and rain and storms are forecast to last through much of Tuesday. 

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Forecasters say the main threat Tuesday will shift to damaging winds and heavy rain, though isolated tornadoes are possible. Parts of west-central Arkansas could get between 4 and 5 inches of rain.

Flash flooding is possible in sections with heavy rain. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., says much of the southern two-thirds of Arkansas is at moderate risk for severe weather on Tuesday, with a slight chance for much of the rest of the state.