Tornados, Flooding Possible As TD Bill Moves Into Arkansas

Jun 17, 2015

Projected rainfall for Tropical Depression Bill.
Credit National Weather Service

Weather officials say isolated tornados are still possible in Arkansas and Oklahoma as Tropical Depression Bill moves north.

Meteorologist Brynn Kerr with the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said Wednesday that there were no reports of tornados overnight. He says conditions are conducive for weaker tornados that typically form quickly, stay weak and last a short time.

Kerr said the bigger problem in Arkansas will likely be saturation from the expected rainfall.

Rick Fahr, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, said 3 to 5 inches of rain are expected in the northwestern corner of the state. He said the same areas that saw flooding in May and June could be hit again as the water travels east in the state's rivers.