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
The cold front's arrival is causing the storms. Highs tomorrow will be 20-30º colder; only in the 50s.
7PM WEDNESDAY: Thunderstorms develop in Eastern Oklahoma and begin moving towards us.
9PM WEDNESDAY: Storms will be affecting our area. First NW Arkansas and then the Fort Smith area.
11PM WEDNESDAY: Storms will continue marching east with the severe risk ending around midnight
Hi-Res data continues to show the worst of the storms from 8-10pm. This is an image snapshot at 9pm.
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.