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7:34 P.M. UPDATE:

The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado warning that was issued for part of one western Arkansas county.

At 7:33 p.m., forecasters said the tornado threat had diminished for central Logan County.

— Jillian Kremer

7:20 P.M. UPDATE:

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for part of one western Arkansas county.

The warning was issued for central Logan County after a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located about 7:10 p.m. near Booneville. The storm was moving east toward Driggs and Paris at 40 mph, according to forecasters.

The warning expires at 7:45 p.m.

— Jillian Kremer

EARLIER:

LITTLE ROCK — Severe thunderstorms with high winds, hail and possibly tornadoes were forecast from the Southern Plains to Illinois and Iowa as a strong cold front approaches the region.

The Storm Prediction Center said the strongest storms were possible from the Ozarks into northeastern Missouri. Humid air extended from Texas into Iowa on Monday morning, but a cold front was expected to cross the region overnight.

Forecasters said a line of thunderstorms would form before sunset Monday and said there was a slight risk of severe storms from near Fort Smith to the Mississippi River valley north of St. Louis. High winds and hail were the biggest threat but there was also a slight chance of tornadoes.

The storms would last longest in Oklahoma and Arkansas, according to forecasters.

— The Associated Press

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