Forecasters have increased the probability of severe weather in central and southeast Arkansas to moderate.
(AP) — Forecasters have increased the probability of severe weather in central and southeast Arkansas to moderate. The storms are expected to reach the area Tuesday afternoon and continue into the evening. A wider area, from southwest to north Arkansas, is expected to get heavy rain with totals between 2 inches and 4 inches. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., says the southeast third of the state has a 45 percent probability of seeing severe storms. Warm, moist air has been blowing into the state from the Gulf of Mexico. That air mass is expected to meet a cold front coming from the northwest, which is to trigger the storms. The National Weather Service says the greatest chance for severe weather is along a line from Clarendon to Camden.