The National Weather Service has extended a Severe Thunderstorm Watch to include our area until 9 p.m. tonight.
In Arkansas, this watch includes the following countries:
In south central Arkansas
In southwest Arkansas
Columbia Hempstead Lafayette
In Texas this watch includes the following counties:
In northeast Texas
Bowie Camp Cass
Franklin Gregg Marion
Morris Smith Titus
This includes the cities of Atlanta, Big Sandy, Bradley, Daingerfield, El Dorado, Gilmer, Hawkins, Hope, Hughes Springs,
Jefferson, Lewisville, Linden, Lone Star, Longview, Magnolia, Mineola, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Naples, Omaha, Pittsburg, Prescott, Queen City, Quitman, Stamps, Texarkana, Texarkana, Tyler and Winnsboro.
The NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of south central Arkansas, southwest Arkansas and northeast Texas.
Sunday, April 7
Thunderstorms are already ongoing across the area. This activity
Will begin to increase as a complex of strong to severe thunderstorms moves in from the south by late afternoon to early Evening. Damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes will Be the primary threats. In addition, locally heavy rainfall may lead to isolated flash flooding. The severe weather threat will gradually diminish late tonight. However, the threat for locally heavy rainfall will linger through the overnight hours.
Monday, April 8-Friday, April 12
Showers and isolated thunderstorms will begin to diminish from west to east Monday, as the storm system continues to shift east out of the area. While much warmer and drier conditions are expected for much of this week, showers and a few embedded thunderstorms will increase across the region Saturday.