Southern US tornadoes, severe thunderstorms (Details).
For the second weekend in a row, severe thunderstorms are bringing the risk of damaging winds and tornadoes to parts of the southern United States.
“The storms will be capable of bringing everything from frequent lightning strikes and brief strong wind gusts to flash flooding, large hail and even a tornado,” AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Ali Davis said.
Into Saturday evening, severe thunderstorms are likely to extend from northeastern Texas to Kentucky.
7 p.m. CST Saturday:
A confirmed EF1 tornado was reported in the far southeast area of Pulaski County and into Lonoke County, Arkansas. The tornado was on the ground for about 6.4 miles and was 150 yards wide, according to preliminary results from the NWS.
5:30 p.m. CST Saturday:
The strongest storms continue over northern Monroe and southern Itawamba counties moving rapidly into Alabama.