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Tornado Watch has been issued until 11:00pm tonight

Storms will start to develop this evening and if any storms turn strong to severe, large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes will all be possible.
Credit: KFSM
Credit: KFSM

A Tornado Watch has been issued for the area highlighted in yellow until 11:00pm tonight, it includes ALL of NW Arkansas and the River Valley.

A watch being issued means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. 

The primary threats with the storms tonight will be a few tornadoes, scattered damaging wind gusts up 70mph, and large hail (above quarter size).

A cold front will move through tonight, which will spark off strong to severe storms. Here is a breakdown of the timing:

Credit: KFSM

The 5NEWS Weather Team will be LIVE tonight on our Facebook and YouTube tracking these storms for you and keeping you and your family safe.