Although the sunshine was welcomed with open arms today, it could end up being our downfall tonight. When an upper level system enters our area this evening, it will provide a spark to the fire in an already warm and humid environment.
Most of our area is under a slight risk for severe weather, which means scattered severe thunderstorms are possible. Some areas in eastern Arkansas and far northeast Mississippi have an enhanced risk for severe weather; this includes the cities of Wynne, Helena, Forrest City and Clarksdale.
THREATS: Flash flooding and damaging wind gusts will be the main concern. After days of rain, trees will be more susceptible to falling due to strong winds. Some large hail is also possible, so I recommend making an extra effort to be home and parked in the garage before these storms move in tonight. The tornado threat is low, but one or two tornadoes will be possible.
TIMING: Strong thunderstorms will enter eastern Arkansas around 7 p.m. and then move across the Mississippi River into west Tennessee and northwest Mississippi around 9 p.m. Thunderstorms will continue to move through our area during the overnight hours.
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