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Tornado Watch issued for Le Flore and Sequoyah County until 7:00pm

Strong to severe storms will move into our area this afternoon and evening. Large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes are all possible.
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The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for eastern Oklahoma (shaded in yellow), which includes Le Flore and Sequoyah county until 7:00pm.

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A Tornado Watch could be issued later on today for NW Arkansas and the River Valley, so need to keep an eye on it. 

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The SPC has all of the River Valley and NW Arkansas now under a Level 3 out of 5 risk for severe weather. All severe modes will be possible: quarter size hail, damaging winds, and a few isolated tornadoes.

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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the counties shaded in green, mainly north of I-40, until 1:00am tonight.

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Models are showing rain totals ranging from 1 to 3 inches with isolated higher amounts possible.

Stay weather aware today!