The chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
Storms ahead of the front last night weakened during the early morning hours, although a few have maintained strength in east Alabama through the morning. The threat of severe weather increases in parts of southeast Kansas.
A storm system bearing down on states in the Mississippi River Valley could bring tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail on Wednesday.
A severe thunderstorm watch issued earlier for part of the state has expired, and most of the storms were under severe limits as of 6 a.m.as they tracked eastward. It is important to note that if the morning rain lingers longer than expected that could help mitigate this severe threat somewhat but I will not have a good handle on that until at least mid-morning.
May and June are the peak of the severe weather season, and it looks like Mother Nature is getting a head start with higher severe thunderstorm chances in the last days of April.
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According to the NWS, showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday late afternoon through the weekend.
At the end of the day, Northwest Arkansas should log up to 3 inches of rainfall, while much of eastern Arkansas will get around 1 inch, Clarke said.
Updated 11 p.m. Tuesday: The Public Service Company of Oklahoma's online outage map shows 567 customer outages in Tulsa as a severe storm moves through. Just reiterating - the farther west you live, the less likely you are to receive meaningful rain. West-northwest winds are expected to be 20-30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour are expected this afternoon.
Storms have exited Alabama this afternoon; most communities are enjoying a sunny sky with temperatures in the upper 70s. The severe weather predicted for Friday and Saturday carry a higher risk of flash and river flooding.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, OK has placed all of Middle Georgia under a slight risk for severe storms.