Severe Weather Updates for Arkansas and Oklahoma (April 5, 2023)
ARKANSAS, USA – Severe weather is targeting Arkansas and Oklahoma again as a cold front approaches and uses warm, moist air to create thunderstorms. Storm chances will increase overnight. The strongest storms are likely to occur from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m
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The storms will have the potential to produce tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail. Over time, the atmosphere will become more supportive of thunderstorm development. Expect severe chances to increase as the night continues.
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What happened so far? (listed by most recent event)
- 6:20 AM – Reports of hail falling across Washington County and traffic slowing due to accidents in Benton County.
- 6:08 AM- A severe thunderstorm warning lasted for Benton and Washington counties until 6:45 a.m It has now expired.
- 5:42 AM – A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Benton and Washington counties until 6:30 a.m It has now expired.
- 5:30 AM – A tornado warning has been issued for Madison County until 6:15 a.m Canceled now.
- Wednesday, 5 am – A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for River Valley Counties (Crawford, Franklin, Le Flore and Sebastian) until 5:45 a.m. hail up to an inch was reported with winds up to 60 mph. It has now expired.
Tuesday 4 April.
- midnight Cells are slowly starting to appear with pockets of light, especially in the mountains.
- 10 pm – A few tremors in the mountains, but not severe weather yet.
- 8 p.m Scattered rain has fallen across the mountains, and there is no severe weather yet.
- 6 pm – Scattered showers and heavy rain developed across western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. Very small hailstones have developed around Beaver Lake. Many areas remain dry.
- 4 pm. – Warm and very humid, but dry. No storms yet.
Weather Forecast (Tuesday)
Storm chances will gradually increase as the cells spread out more and rotate more. There is a potential for a tornado across Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma late tonight. Hail and wind may also hit communities.
- 9 PM – Midnight: Isolated storms possible. Some supercells may develop but remain vulnerable to failure or failure.
- Midnight – 3 a.m. – Isolated storms still possible. The rotation increases, but you still need to cast a storm first before you can use the rotation.
- 3 a.m. – 6 a.m. – Scattered, widespread storms are likely as a cold front brings more thunderstorms to the surface. Hail, wind, and tornadoes are possible.
- 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Scattered storms weaken and move toward the east. There may still be some heavy rain across the East River Valley from Fort Smith to Clarksville. Gradually the storms will move east toward Conway and Little Rock. The storm threat will rise in central Arkansas by mid-morning.