Powerful straight line wind, quick spin up tornadoes, large hail, frequent lightning, and heavy rain are likely with this storm pushing through Benton and north Washington counties. TAKE SHELTER IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM!
Tornado warning has been extended into Benton and northern Washington counties. There are two noted areas of circulation. 1 is heading due east toward Gentry, the other heading east toward Decatur. TAKE SHELTER NOW IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM.
We still have a tornado warning with this very slow moving storm moving east at 20mph. Rotation is starting to look stronger with this. Residents of Delaware county in the path of this need to take shelter now! West Benton county should continue to monitor this storm.
Tornado warning continues on this storm moving into Delaware county. A quick spin up tornado is possible..rotation is still marginal though. This storm is moving fairly slow toward the NE. Heavy rain, frequent lightning, and large hail are possible with this storm.
We are watching some stronger storms starting to move toward extreme NW Arkansas. Some weak rotation currently being detected by radar. More storms are expected to move into Arkansas from the west into the evening and overnight.
A powerful storm caused injuries and damage in the western Arkansas town of Oden, Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff Thomas Goad said. Goad said he was unsure about the nature or number of injuries, or how many structures were affected.
Very active weather is going on in the area. Tornado watch continues until 9 PM for all of NW Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. More storms are expected to develop through the afternoon and evening. These storms will be capable of producing tornadoes, powerful winds, hail, frequent lightning, and heavy downpours.