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Friday Severe Storm Breakdown

Severe storms are likely today across Arkansas and Oklahoma as a cold front approaches tonight. Damaging winds, a few tornadoes, and pockets of hail are all pos...
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Severe storms are likely today across Arkansas and Oklahoma as a cold front approaches tonight. Damaging winds, a few tornadoes, and pockets of hail are all possible.

Friday Severe Storm Breakdown

SEVERE ZONES:  UPGRADED TO A LEVEL 4 FOR SOME

Friday Severe Storm Breakdown

 

VIDEO FORECAST

TIMING FOR FRIDAY STORMS

Friday Morning:  Isolated showers, quick rumble of thunder

Friday Afternoon:  Scattered strong-to-severe storms, some will rotate

Friday Evening:  A line of storms with damaging winds will swing through with heavy rain on the back side -- a small spin-up tornado may be possible on the leading edge

Friday Night:  Heavy rain will wind down

Saturday Morning/Midday:  A few snow flurries are possible in NWA with some light sleet expected in the River Valley

Friday Severe Storm Breakdown

Friday Afternoon 2-6PM:  Scattered storms may have some hail and rotation, moving from eastern Oklahoma into western Arkansas

Friday Severe Storm Breakdown

Friday Evening 6-10PM:  A line of severe storms with damaging winds will sweep through west to east

Friday Severe Storm Breakdown

SEVERE THREATS

Damaging winds will be the primary threat with tornadoes, hail, and flooding up to a moderate threat level.

Friday Severe Storm Breakdown

The highest threat for a tornado will be south of Fort Smith.

Friday Severe Storm Breakdown

WINTRY SATURDAY?

Some light snow flurries and sleet may fall late Saturday morning and into the afternoon.

Friday Severe Storm Breakdown

-Matt