More Severe Weather Possible for Tuesday

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11:37 a.m. Update: Tornado Watch for Benton, Madison, Carroll, Sebastian, Washington, Crawford, LeFlore and Sequoyah until 2PM. Central Arkansas is also under a Tornado Watch until 7pm tonight. Johnson, Logan, Scott, and Polk counties are in the Watch until 7pm. 11:07 a.m Tuesday Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning are in place for Benton, Washington, LeFlore and Sebastian counties until 11:45 a.m. Storms are moving toward the northeast at 45 to 55 mph. Main threats with storms this afternoon will be strong winds and hail. 10:20 a.m. Tuesday – Match play was suspended at the NCAA Women’s Tournament in Fayetteville due to the weather.9:15 a.m. Tuesday – A TORNADO WARNING was issued for SW LeFlore County, but was canceled by 9:20 a.m. due to weakening rotation. The Severe Thunderstorm Warning remained in effect.8:30 a.m. Tuesday UPDATE: A line of strong showers & thunderstorms is approaching eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Several severe thunderstorm warnings and a few tornado warnings have popped up with the strongest cells. A Tornado WATCH remains in effect for much of NW Arkansas & the River Valley until 12 p.m. A frontal boundary is draped over the River Valley in an east-west line through Fort Smith. Areas south – in the warm sector – stand a better chance for tornado development. Those north of the boundary have a better chance of seeing elevated thunderstorms – which may still pose a hail and high wind threat. Warnings may develop quickly so stay tuned to 40/29 on-air & online. If wall-to-wall coverage begins, we’ll bring you real-time updates on the severe weather. – Meteorologist Brendan Johnson ————————————————————5:30 AM, Tuesday UPDATE: The TORNADO WATCH for much of our viewing area has been updated.The new TORNADO WATCH includes: Benton, Washington, Crawford, Sebastian, Delaware, Adair, Cherokee, Sequoyah, and LeFlore Counties until noon today.Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist =====================================================4:30 AM, Tuesday UPDATE:Quick recap as you’re getting up this morning. A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for the entire viewing are until 8:00 this morning. There is also a FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect for NW Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma until 7:00 tonight.No showers or storms in the area right now but we watching for more development later this morning.Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist ========================================================12:50 AM, Tuesday UPDATE:Hi everyone – still tracking storms throughout NW Arkansas. At the moment, things are quiet in the River Valley. If you’re in NW Arkansas, you’ll continue to see passing showers and storms with very heavy rain at times. Keep in mind, there is a FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect for NW Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma until 7:00 tonight. Rainfall amounts could be upward of four inches before this storm system is completely out of the area – with the highest rainfall totals expected in Benton County.Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist ======================================================9:35 pm Update: The Tornado Watch has been cancelled for parts of the area. Polk, Scott, Johnson and Logan counties are no longer under the watch. Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Madison, Sebastian and Washington Counties in Arkansas and Adair, Delaware, LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties in Oklahoma are still under the watch until 1 AM.9:05 pm Update: Still watching a line of storms over NE Oklahoma that is near the Tulsa Metro. This line of storms is still on schedule to impact NWA during the overnight period. Damaging winds will be the main threat, but brief spin-up tornadoes remain possible tonight. =========================================================7:21pm UPDATE: A line of storms over NE OK is moving toward SW MO and NW Arkansas. Looks like this line could effect parts of NWA (particularly Benton county, but, possibly Washington, too) around midnight, give or take an hour. Damaging winds being main threat, isolated tornadoes possible. A few cells will be possible in the River Valley as well, to the south of this line. We’ll be watching it.Chief Meteorologist Darby Bybee=========================================================6:55 pm Update: Mostly just isolated light showers across the area now. Generally, we are seeing a lull of activity across the area. What storms we have seen haven’t been able to get going this afternoon to produce a severe storm. We will continue to monitor it through the evening. We are watching the line of storms in Oklahoma that is west of Tulsa. That intense line of storms is already severe have produced a couple of tornado warnings over the past couple of hours. This will move into Northwest Arkansas as we go through the late evening hours and overnight. 6:20 pm Update: Non-severe storm continues to move NE into Benton County. Impacting the Rogers area now. Heads up in the Pea Ridge and Garfield area. Heavy rain, small hail and strong wind gust possible. 5:55 pm Update: A storm in Franklin county between Mulberry and Ozark appears to be strengthening at the moment. Still isn’t severe, but could see strong wind gust and some small hail. Storm is moving NE at 40 mph. 5:45 pm Update: Scattered showers and storms that are not severe across Northwest Arkansas. A few isolated storms in the River Valley. A storm west of Fayetteville is the strongest, but isn’t close severe limits yet. Storm is moving north. 5:15 p.m.: A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Madison, Sebastian and Washington Counties in Arkansas and Adair, Delaware, LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties in Oklahoma until 1 a.m.Follow this link to learn the difference between a Watch and a WarningFollow this link to learn what to do in a Tornado WarningFollow the 40/29 Get Ready Weather Team on social mediaDarby: Facebook | TwitterLaura: Facebook | TwitterBrendan: Facebook | TwitterTaylor: Facebook | Twitter4:50 p.m.: The NCAA Golf Championships have been placed under a weather delay. Plan cannot resume until 30 minutes after the last lightning strike.4 p.m. UPDATE: Darby has uploaded an updated videocast. Watch it above to learn about the current forecast.12:13pm SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: In the latest release from the SPC, the Enhanced Risk continues to include most of NW Arkansas and the River Valley. The Slight extends all the way into central AR.Without question, the risk is far greater across central Oklahoma. However, we could also see a few spotty strong to severe storms in our area. Our risk is less certain, but, if storms can strengthen here they could quickly begin rotating. So, we’ll have to be on the look out for a tornado or two, along with damaging winds. A few bigger hail stones will be possible, but, lower on the threat-totem-pole, so to speak. The severe threat will be mainly between 2pm and 2am.We’ll also be watching things tomorrow, Tuesday, as a line of storms comes thru the area very late in the morning into the early/mid afternoon. This line will also have potential to spawn severe storms. We’ll be watching it carefully.Chief Meteorologist Darby Bybee=========================================================9:00 AM, Monday UPDATEHi Everyone. The Storm Prediction Center has redrawn the boundaries for the likelihood of severe weather later today – with our entire viewing area now included in the ENHANCED RISK category. While there could be a few showers or storms that develop later this afternoon, the highest liklihood of severe storms looks to be later tonight.Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist ==========================================================5:00 AM, Monday UPDATEGood Morning Everyone. Skies are fair and temperatures are cool this morning – but that won’t last long. Clouds will increase throughout the afternoon with showers and thunderstorms not far behind. Strong and severe storms that move in tonight could have very gusty winds, possibly hail, and even tornadoes. The National Weather Service has also issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for NW Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma until 7:00 Tuesday night. During that time, some folks could see 2 to 4 inches of rain.Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist ========================================================= We could see a couple of active weather days to start the week. The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the Enhanced Risk of severe weather in to western Benton County, NW Washington County, and the NW half of Sequoyah County and the Slight Risk into about half of the rest of NW Arkansas and the River Valley.It does look like at least a few isolated showers and storms could develop in the area Monday afternoon and Monday night. We’ll see how it plays out, but, all modes of severe seem possible, including a tornado or two.We will see another chance for severe storms on Tuesday, when a line comes thru the area. We are now calling both Monday and Tuesday Severe Day’s. Watch the videocast above to learn more. Interactive Map of Local Storm Shelters

11:30 a.m. The TORNADO WATCH has been extended until 2 p.m.

11:20 a.m. All Greenwood School District students have been evacuated to a storm shelter, the superintendent’s office told 40/29 News.

11:07 a.m Tuesday Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning are in place for Benton, Washington, LeFlore and Sebastian counties until 11:45 a.m. Storms are moving toward the northeast at 45 to 55 mph. Main threats with storms this afternoon will be strong winds and hail.

10:20 a.m. Tuesday – Match play was suspended at the NCAA Women’s Tournament in Fayetteville due to the weather.

9:15 a.m. Tuesday – A TORNADO WARNING was issued for SW LeFlore County, but was canceled by 9:20 a.m. due to weakening rotation. The Severe Thunderstorm Warning remained in effect.

8:30 a.m. Tuesday UPDATE:

A line of strong showers & thunderstorms is approaching eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Several severe thunderstorm warnings and a few tornado warnings have popped up with the strongest cells.

KHBS-TV

8:18 a.m. RADAR | A line of strong showers & storms approaches NW Arkansas & the River Valley from the west. Hail & high winds are the primary winds. An isolated tornado may be possible farther south. 

A Tornado WATCH remains in effect for much of NW Arkansas & the River Valley until 12 p.m.

KHBS-TV

A Tornado WATCH has been issued for much of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas until 12 p.m. Tuesday. 

A frontal boundary is draped over the River Valley in an east-west line through Fort Smith. Areas south – in the warm sector – stand a better chance for tornado development. Those north of the boundary have a better chance of seeing elevated thunderstorms – which may still pose a hail and high wind threat.

Warnings may develop quickly so stay tuned to 40/29 on-air & online. If wall-to-wall coverage begins, we’ll bring you real-time updates on the severe weather.

– Meteorologist Brendan Johnson

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5:30 AM, Tuesday UPDATE:

The TORNADO WATCH for much of our viewing area has been updated.

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The new TORNADO WATCH includes: Benton, Washington, Crawford, Sebastian, Delaware, Adair, Cherokee, Sequoyah, and LeFlore Counties until noon today.

Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist

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4:30 AM, Tuesday UPDATE:

Quick recap as you’re getting up this morning. A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for the entire viewing are until 8:00 this morning.

tornado watch

There is also a FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect for NW Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma until 7:00 tonight.

flash flood watch

No showers or storms in the area right now but we watching for more development later this morning.

Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist

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12:50 AM, Tuesday UPDATE:

Hi everyone – still tracking storms throughout NW Arkansas. At the moment, things are quiet in the River Valley. If you’re in NW Arkansas, you’ll continue to see passing showers and storms with very heavy rain at times. Keep in mind, there is a FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect for NW Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma until 7:00 tonight. Rainfall amounts could be upward of four inches before this storm system is completely out of the area – with the highest rainfall totals expected in Benton County.

Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist

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9:35 pm Update: The Tornado Watch has been cancelled for parts of the area. Polk, Scott, Johnson and Logan counties are no longer under the watch. Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Madison, Sebastian and Washington Counties in Arkansas and Adair, Delaware, LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties in Oklahoma are still under the watch until 1 AM.

KHBS-TV

9:05 pm Update: Still watching a line of storms over NE Oklahoma that is near the Tulsa Metro. This line of storms is still on schedule to impact NWA during the overnight period.

Damaging winds will be the main threat, but brief spin-up tornadoes remain possible tonight.

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KHBS-TV

7:21pm UPDATE: A line of storms over NE OK is moving toward SW MO and NW Arkansas. Looks like this line could effect parts of NWA (particularly Benton county, but, possibly Washington, too) around midnight, give or take an hour.

Damaging winds being main threat, isolated tornadoes possible. A few cells will be possible in the River Valley as well, to the south of this line. We’ll be watching it.

Chief Meteorologist Darby Bybee
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6:55 pm Update: Mostly just isolated light showers across the area now. Generally, we are seeing a lull of activity across the area. What storms we have seen haven’t been able to get going this afternoon to produce a severe storm. We will continue to monitor it through the evening. We are watching the line of storms in Oklahoma that is west of Tulsa. That intense line of storms is already severe have produced a couple of tornado warnings over the past couple of hours. This will move into Northwest Arkansas as we go through the late evening hours and overnight.

KHBS-TV

6:20 pm Update: Non-severe storm continues to move NE into Benton County. Impacting the Rogers area now. Heads up in the Pea Ridge and Garfield area. Heavy rain, small hail and strong wind gust possible.

5:55 pm Update: A storm in Franklin county between Mulberry and Ozark appears to be strengthening at the moment. Still isn’t severe, but could see strong wind gust and some small hail. Storm is moving NE at 40 mph.

5:45 pm Update: Scattered showers and storms that are not severe across Northwest Arkansas. A few isolated storms in the River Valley. A storm west of Fayetteville is the strongest, but isn’t close severe limits yet. Storm is moving north.

5:15 p.m.: A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Madison, Sebastian and Washington Counties in Arkansas and Adair, Delaware, LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties in Oklahoma until 1 a.m.

Tornado Watch until 1AM 

Tornado Watch issued for Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley until 1 a.m. 

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4:50 p.m.: The NCAA Golf Championships have been placed under a weather delay. Plan cannot resume until 30 minutes after the last lightning strike.

4 p.m. UPDATE: Darby has uploaded an updated videocast. Watch it above to learn about the current forecast.

12:13pm SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: In the latest release from the SPC, the Enhanced Risk continues to include most of NW Arkansas and the River Valley. The Slight extends all the way into central AR.

Without question, the risk is far greater across central Oklahoma. However, we could also see a few spotty strong to severe storms in our area. Our risk is less certain, but, if storms can strengthen here they could quickly begin rotating. So, we’ll have to be on the look out for a tornado or two, along with damaging winds. A few bigger hail stones will be possible, but, lower on the threat-totem-pole, so to speak. The severe threat will be mainly between 2pm and 2am.

We’ll also be watching things tomorrow, Tuesday, as a line of storms comes thru the area very late in the morning into the early/mid afternoon. This line will also have potential to spawn severe storms. We’ll be watching it carefully.

Chief Meteorologist Darby Bybee

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9:00 AM, Monday UPDATE

Hi Everyone. The Storm Prediction Center has redrawn the boundaries for the likelihood of severe weather later today – with our entire viewing area now included in the ENHANCED RISK category. While there could be a few showers or storms that develop later this afternoon, the highest liklihood of severe storms looks to be later tonight.

Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist

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5:00 AM, Monday UPDATE

Good Morning Everyone. Skies are fair and temperatures are cool this morning – but that won’t last long. Clouds will increase throughout the afternoon with showers and thunderstorms not far behind. Strong and severe storms that move in tonight could have very gusty winds, possibly hail, and even tornadoes.

Flash Flood Watch 

The National Weather Service has also issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for NW Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma until 7:00 Tuesday night. During that time, some folks could see 2 to 4 inches of rain.

Laura Huckabee / Meteorologist

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SPC Outlook Monday 5/20

SPC has outlined an area in Eastern Oklahoma and NW Arkansas as having the greatest potential for storms. 

We could see a couple of active weather days to start the week. The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the Enhanced Risk of severe weather in to western Benton County, NW Washington County, and the NW half of Sequoyah County and the Slight Risk into about half of the rest of NW Arkansas and the River Valley.

Hour by hour forecast 

Widely scattered and isolated storms are possible Monday afternoon. 

It does look like at least a few isolated showers and storms could develop in the area Monday afternoon and Monday night. We’ll see how it plays out, but, all modes of severe seem possible, including a tornado or two.

Hour by hour forecast

Severe storms in Oklahoma could move into NE Oklahoma and NW Arkansas late Monday night. 

We will see another chance for severe storms on Tuesday, when a line comes thru the area. We are now calling both Monday and Tuesday Severe Day’s. Watch the videocast above to learn more.

SPC Outlook 5/21

SPC has outlined the 40/29 viewing area for a “slight” risk of severe storms storms.

Interactive Map of Local Storm Shelters

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