Thursday, October 8, 2009

Severe weather outlook for Thursday/Friday

The Storm Prediction Center has increased the possibility of severe weather for the metro area for Friday, while inching the SLIGHT RISK area closer to the city overnight tonight. The graphics above show the overnight threat across all of NE AR and NW TN, generally north of I-40, while the entire region is under a SLIGHT RISK for Friday, mainly in the mid-morning to mid-afternoon hours.

For tonight, the main threats for the areas north of the metro region are damaging wind gusts and possible tornadoes as thunderstorms are expected to form and/or move into NE Arkansas this evening and continue overnight. For the metro area Friday, the cold front will likely be preceded and accompanied by line(s) of thunderstorms, with damaging wind gusts being the main threat. Hail is not expected to be a significant factor. As the storms move through, they will be moving at 40-50 mph to the northeast while the area of weather moves east to southeast.

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