Garrett’s Blog: Expect Severe Storms Tonight

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A cold front arrives this evening with strong to severe thunderstorms developing along the front.

Here is the current situation:

  • Storms in NW Arkansas & Fort Smith from 8pm to 11pm
  • Some storms will rotate with at least a minimal tornado risk
  • Everything moves out by midnight

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The cold front's arrival is causing the storms. Highs tomorrow will be 20-30º colder; only in the 50s.

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7PM WEDNESDAY: Thunderstorms develop in Eastern Oklahoma and begin moving towards us.

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9PM WEDNESDAY: Storms will be affecting our area. First NW Arkansas and then the Fort Smith area.

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11PM WEDNESDAY: Storms will continue marching east with the severe risk ending around midnight

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Hi-Res data continues to show the worst of the storms from 8-10pm. This is an image snapshot at 9pm.

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There will be a slightly better chance for rotating storms in the I40/Fort Smith area later this evening but any storms that develop could continue their intensity as they track northeast.

-Garrett