Strong storm system will be in South Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon

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Due to the risk of severe weather in the KCBD viewing area, today remains a First Alert Weather Day. They said that could carry the threat for severe storms, but it is too far out to specify hazards.

Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, forecasters said.

More to come as we get closer to the weather event.

Lingering severe convection will exit the region across southeast Arkansas and north Louisiana on Thursday morning.

Storms that enter the metro could bring damaging winds and the potential for large hail and a tornado, according to the weather service.

Thunderstorms will be possible again Thursday into Friday.

The strongest of the storms are beginning to move off to the east of the 40/29 viewing area. The greatest threat will be hail the size of golf balls to tennis balls, winds 60-70 miles per hour, and possible periods of flash flooding.

The tests are scheduled as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

The second tornado confirmed on Monday happened Friday night.

In addition to the severe storms, meteorologists say there is a chance for damaging hail up to 2 inches in diameter and heavy rainfall.

This basically means that there is a 30% chance for strong-to-severe storms within 25 miles of any given spot within the enhanced risk area.

Remember that we are in severe weather season.

A "First Alert Weather Day" has been issued for Sunday afternoon.

For instance, the average number of tornadoes per year quadruples from three to 12 tornadoes in IL from March into April as favorable ingredients reach the Midwest. The clouds we saw early Tuesday morning will likely hang on into the afternoon but should allow for some sunshine to warm temperatures up to near 80º this afternoon.

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