Hail, powerful winds expected in Southern Plains

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That area will be at an enhanced risk for severe storms on Monday, with very large hail and damaging winds possible.

Additional rounds of storms will be possible later this week and some of those can be strong or severe. A few storms may become severe mainly this afternoon and evening with damaging winds and large hail being the primary hazards. Western Arkansas has the highest chance of localized flash flooding, though people should be ready to seek higher ground anywhere there's significant rainfall, Clarke said. The overall tornado risk is rather low.

We saw some "popcorn" thunderstorms today which I guess you could say will serve as an appetizer for a bigger event which will get here on Wednesday evening.

Clouds will increase into Thursday ahead of our next weather maker. Highs will make it into the middle 60's with east winds around 10 miles per hour. Other than a few lingering showers overnight, the severe threat should be over with by midnight Thursday.

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Tuesday night: Showers and thunderstorms.

As the storms travel north, northeast at about 25 to 30 miles per hour, he said area residents can expect a half-inch or precipitation. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Rain amounts are not expected to be excessive, but much of the area could use a good soaking as we are lacking for rainfall this month.

The NWS said by mid-morning to afternoon Wednesday, the storms will move east and drier conditions are expected. It should remain cloudy through mid-morning, then gradually clear. The low temperature should be at 67 degrees with a south-southeast wind of 10 to 15 miles per hour.