We have the threat of severe thunderstorms today across a large portion of the region. Thunderstorms are ongoing across parts of western Arkansas this morning . Those storms should start to die off later this morning and lay new boundaries that will be be focal points for new thunderstorms this afternoon. SPC has upgraded part of region to an enhanced risk for this afternoon
Again the main threats this afternoon will be from strong gusty winds and extremely large hail thanks to the very cold air aloft. There were multiple reports yesterday of hail the size of baseballs!!! While the tornado threat is fairly low, we can’t rule out the possibility of a brief tornado or two . Make sure you have a good way to recieve any watches and warnings that may be issued later today .