Live Blog: Severe Weather & Flooding

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Severe thunderstorms are possible on Saturday with record setting rain this weekend and widespread flooding.

Garrett Lewis December 27, 201512:55 pm

Rain totals nearing 7″ in NW Arkansas flooding along Illinois River becoming dire

Garrett Lewis December 26, 201511:46 pm

30-40 roads closed in NW Benton Co in the vicinity of highway 102 and highway 59

Garrett Lewis December 26, 201511:42 pm

Limited severe potential overnight. Risk not zero but low

Garrett Lewis December 26, 201511:29 pm

Flash flooding has been reported area-wide with several swiftwater rescues in NW Arkansas.

Rain will continue into Sunday with worsening conditions.

Garrett Lewis December 26, 20157:16 pm

It appears the threat is diminishing for severe weather (although very slowly) flooding will be dominate risk

Garrett Lewis December 26, 20155:26 pm

Wind damage risk high in Bentonville/Bella Vista right now

Garrett Lewis December 26, 20155:09 pm

The tornado risk still increasing. Storms in SE Oklahoma with threaten the entire area this evening.

Garrett Lewis December 26, 20153:36 pm

SE Oklahoma into the Fort Smith area will continue to be the favored location for severe weather and tornadoes this evening.

Threat transitions to flooding rains areawide overnight into Sunday. 

Garrett Lewis December 26, 20153:12 pm

Storm near Stigler trying to organize into a supercell, storm near McAlester also needs watching close

Garrett Lewis December 26, 20152:58 pm

Tornado Watch is until 8pm. Storms will be severe along and south of the warm front which is advancing north into the Fort Smith Arkansas. Storms in NWA will likely be elevated and pose a hail risk instead of tornado

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