Weather Alert Day

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5NEWS Meteorologists have declared a Weather Alert Day for all of NW Arkansas, Eastern Oklahoma, & the Arkansas River Valley.

An outbreak of tornadoes and severe storms is expected across Oklahoma and Kansas late this evening. The threat will shift east after-dark.

Severe storms are likely as the line of storms moves into Arkansas late tonight.

Timeline: 10pm to 3am


(This image shows 10pm Tuesday with strong to severe storms in Eastern Oklahoma about to transition into Arkansas)

Here’s what to expect with the forecast:

  • Severe storms nearing Arkansas/Oklahoma Line by midnight
  • Damaging wind likely. Some pockets of rotation possible
  • Rain totals 1″+ especially south of I40

Here’s what to expect from us today:

  • Special video forecasts on this afternoon
  • Weather blogs focusing on the threat and timing as system evolves
  • Facebook LIVE sessions this evening
  • Updates at 5/6pm on 5NEWS as storms erupt in Oklahoma with helicopter LIVE feeds from our sister stations when available
  • Radar first on 5NEWS at 10pm
  • Staffing overnight with coverage as severe storms hit
  • Follow-up reports and LIVE radar on 5NEWS Wednesday morning starting at 4:30am.

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