Arkansas Weather

The National Weather Service in Little Rock says two, EF-1 tornados touched down in southern Arkansas this weekend. Meteorologist Michael Brown says teams confirmed the pair of twisters touched down and are surveying damage in Bradley County at the site of a possible third tornado.

Flood Waters
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Much of the state is under a flash flood watch Sunday with heavy rains expected through midday Monday.

Jeff Hood with the National Weather Service in North Little Rock says a storm front moving from the west is bringing the heavy rains. He says several inches have already fallen in portions of northwestern Arkansas.

“Near the Fayetteville area, nearly five inches has already fallen in some locations up there with several more inches of rain expected to fall across the rest of the state through the day tomorrow,” Hood said.

Flooding is expected throughout parts of Arkansas as repeated rounds of rainfall are predicted to drop up to 10 inches of rain in some areas by Monday.

The National Weather Service says a large part of central and northeast Arkansas, including the Little Rock area, will see 5 to 7 inches of rain through the weekend. Seven to 10 inches of rain are possible in the Ouachita and Ozark Mountain areas of the state.

Forecasters say moderate to major flooding is likely because of all the rain. The weather service is urging holiday travelers to not drive across flooded roadways.

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Authorities in western Arkansas say an 18-year-old woman was killed and a 1-year-old child was injured when powerful winds uprooted a tree and knocked it onto a house.

The Pope County Sheriff's Office says five people were in the home near Atkins when the tree fell shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday. Three people escaped unharmed but the woman and the toddler were trapped inside the home about 65 miles northwest of Little Rock.

   

Entergy Arkansas says about 2,600 homes and businesses are without electricity because of severe storms crossing the state.

The utility says nearly half of those outages are in Pope County, while Yell County has an additional 770 outages. The storms were just approaching the Little Rock metropolitan area at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Entergy says power may not be restored to some affected areas until midnight. Forecasters say parts of eastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi and western Tennessee are at a moderate risk for severe weather.

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Flood warnings remain in effect throughout parts of Arkansas after heavy rainfall caused some river flooding.

The National Weather Service says several rivers and streams in the lower Arkansas, Buffalo, Black, Spring and White river systems are flooded after the weekend's heavy rainfall.

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A storm system moving through Arkansas Tuesday caused scattered damage throughout the state and cut electricity to many homes and businesses.

A flash flood watch is in place for nearly all of Arkansas as a storm system is poised to dump heavy rain throughout the state.

The National Weather Service says the watch is in place from Monday night through late Tuesday. Some areas could see up to 5 inches of rain during that time frame, which could cause significant flash flooding.

A storm system moving out of the Rockies could bring heavy rain and possibly tornadoes to parts of Oklahoma and across Arkansas, and snow is possible in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

The National Weather Service says rains Sunday and night into Monday could cause flooding and possibly isolated tornadoes in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. The storm is expected to continue moving eastward across Arkansas, dropping 3 to 5 inches of rain from central Arkansas northeastward, and more than 5 inches in parts of far northeastern Arkansas, while causing flash flooding in the region.

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 After several days of rain in Arkansas, all county-wide burn bans have been lifted. Little River County, in the southwest corner of the state, and Crittenden County in the northeast were the last of Arkansas's counties to lift their burn bans, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission's social media posts.

 

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