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Severe thunderstorms possible from the upper Midwest to the lower Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, a few tornadoes and some hail are expected across much of Arkansas and southern Missouri Wednesday. Isolated severe thunderstorms with damaging wind are also expected across Illinois during the day and across the lower Mississippi Valley overnight. Heavy rain with localized flooding is also possible in these areas. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Wed, Apr. 26, 2017 at 6:43:39 am CDT

National Weather Service Goodland, KSNational Weather Service Wichita, KansasNational Weather Service Springfield, MO
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National Weather Service Little Rock, AR
National Weather Service Fort Worth/Dallas, TXNational Weather Service Fort Worth/Dallas, TXNational Weather Service Shreveport, LA
Severe thunderstorms will remain possible through early afternoon. An upper level wave is approaching the area from New Mexico today, and this will allow additional thunderstorms to form within the warm sector along and ahead of a slow moving cold front. Flash flooding is possible today mainly across far eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas where recent rains have saturated the soils. Additional heavy rains of 1 to 2 inches are possible through this afternoon across far southeast Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
There is a potential for severe storms and heavy rain/flooding on Friday. An upper level storm system will approach the area from the west, with a warm front lifting north across Oklahoma during the day Friday. The best potential for severe weather and flooding will come late Friday afternoon into evening. Forecast rain amounts of 4 to 6 inches are possible with locally higher amounts. This will result in flash flooding and river flooding for portions of the area.
.Today...Rain showers likely and occasional thunderstorms. Highs 52 to 71.
.Tonight...Mostly clear. Chance of rain showers. Lows 37 to 49.
.Thu...Partly sunny. Warmer. Highs 63 to 80.
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