Garrett’s Blog: Storms Friday Evening

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Storm development is underway with daytime heating in NE Oklahoma and NW Arkansas.

The storms will be slow movers at just 15mph to the southeast, some will be severe with the potential for damaging winds and torrential rain.

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The best instability this afternoon was located across Eastern Oklahoma and NW Arkansas with lesser amounts towards Clarksville. The additional sunshine this afternoon will increase instability area wide with the chance for storms just about everywhere.

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6pm Friday: Hi-Res Data is showing the strongest storms in NW Arkansas moving into the River Valley

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9pm Friday: By Late evening, the storms weaken and should begin to fall apart.

July 4th is looking drier. Highs will be in the 80s but the number of storms on Saturday will be far less than we’ve seen the last couple of days.

-Garrett