LIVE BLOG: SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE THURSDAY
Severe storms likely Thursday afternoon and into the overnight.
This LIVE BLOG will provide updates from the 5NEWS weather and news team.
485 households without power in Siloam Springs, according to Carroll Electric
Radar indicating 70+mph winds with storms currently in NWA.
City of Siloam Springs sends out emergency alert to residents to seek shelter elsewhere if they are in a mobile home
5:10PM view in Siloam Springs from Kinsey Tarkinton
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Benton County until 6 p.m.
Great shot of a severe storm as it went by Leach, Oklahoma. Courtesy @michaelseger. This storm will be near Gravette by 5pm, Bella Vista by 5:15pm
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Cherokee, Adair and Delaware counties until 5:15 p.m.
Storms will form along and ahead of a cold front across East Oklahoma and track into Arkansas this afternoon, evening, and into the overnight. Some of these storms will become severe and may form into supercells. Large hail, damaging wind gusts, flash flooding, frequent lightning and isolated tornadoes will be possible. This is a model depiction of the timing of the storms during this period. This is not to be taken as an exact interpretation of storm location.
A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for much of our area until 5pm.
Hail larger than quarter size in Muldrow via Bill Wolfe. Approximate time was 9am.
A Tornado Watch is looking likely for our area.
7:22am update. Storms are developing in north Texas and SE Oklahoma. These storms are tracking to the northeast. Throughout the rest of the morning a few of these storms could track through the River Valley and the Ouachitas south of the yellow line. Some hail will be possible with the stronger storms.
The Storm Prediction Center has maintained a ‘Slight Risk” across our area for tonight.
The combination of warm moist air building into the region and a vigorous trough deepening to our west has set the stage for severe weather for Wednesday night and into Thursday. The highest chance for severe weather Wednesday will be in Central Oklahoma along the dry line and in SE Kansas and SW Missouri along a stationary boundary to our north. These storms may move into Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas into Wednesday night.