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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Severe Weather Possible Today

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It is that time of season where our severe weather chances begin to ramp up quite a bit. Today is no different, as severe weather is expected by this afternoon into the evening. Thunderstorms capable of producing very large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes will be possible.

The Storm Prediction Center has encompassed much of our region in an enhanced/slight risk area. This will fluctuate through the day.

I would suspect thunderstorm activity to be highest in our region by mid-afternoon into the evening hours.

Simulated Radar (7 PM)

Some of these thunderstorms could be isolated, this is a bit concerning to me. Any isolated thunderstorm that approaches our region will need to be monitored, as they will have a potential to rotate. The tornado threat is not exceptionally high, but a bit higher than our usual severe weather setups.

By late tonight, storms will have exited the region and will be moving east toward central/eastern Arkansas. Have a way to receive warning information today. I’ll have updates on Facebook/Twitter by this afternoon.

-Zach

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