Thunderstorm Warning for Jefferson County AR and 6 More

LITTLE ROCK, AR (542 PM CDT Wed May 8 2019) — The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northeastern Bradley County in southeastern Arkansas Cleveland County in southeastern Arkansas Northeastern Calhoun County in southwestern Arkansas Southeastern Dallas County in southwestern Arkansas Northwestern Drew County in southeastern Arkansas South central Jefferson County in southeastern Arkansas Lincoln County in southeastern Arkansas until 630 PM CDT. At 540 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Mt Elba, or 7 miles southeast of Rison, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE: Trained weather spotters. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Monticello Star City Rison Grady Kingsland Whitefield Plantersville Weeks Tipton Herbine Nebo Feenyville Linwood Cane Creek State Park Hebron Kedron Brandon Mt Elba Marks Mill State Park Toledo A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1100 PM CDT for southeastern and southwestern Arkansas. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. This storm has produced widespread wind damage across northern Calhoun County. SEEK SHELTER NOW inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows! Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

 


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