Cold front tonight, slight severe weather threat

The Storm Prediction Center has put central IN in a Tornado Watch as a few tornadoes will be possible along the cold front tonight. Strong wind gusts of 25 to 35 miles per hour are likely throughout the day. After the initial line moves through we will begin our cool down as temperatures on Wednesday will start off in the low 40s. Along a warm front - in the warm sector of the storm and ahead of eastbound cold front sweeping state later tonight.

The threat of severe weather has prompted a 4WARN Weather Alert to be issued for Tuesday. A cold front will accompany the boundary.

Severe storms are possible late Tuesday afternoon and evening.

"Damaging winds is the main severe threat", said 4WARN Weather Chief Meteorologist Lisa Spencer.

Storms are forecast to enter eastern Arkansas between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday. All counties and parishes along and south of Interstate-30 are in the "slight risk" zone for strong/severe storms, meaning scattered severe weather reports are possible, including isolated intense storms.

The line storms will be moving in around sunset (near 7PM).

2 a.m. Wednesday: Storms come to an end. Tomorrow will be mostly dry; we're including a small (20%) chance of a quick shower late tomorrow.

On Wednesday, it's expected to be cloudy and windy with a high of 40 and a low of 27 degrees, according to Along the Interstate 70 corridor, there was a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow.

  • Tracy Klein