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Forecasters predict chance for damaging winds, hail Thursday

by Brianna Kwasnik | May 26, 2021 at 12:12 p.m.
A forecast map from the National Weather Service shows a risk of severe weather hazards Thursday into Friday. (National Weather Service)

Thunderstorms expected to move into northern and western Arkansas late Thursday will bring a chance for strong winds and hail to the state, forecasters said.

Northern Arkansas is at a slight to enhanced risk of experiencing severe weather hazards, including quarter-sized hail and wind speeds of up to 80 mph, according to a briefing issued Wednesday by the National Weather Service.

[ARKANSAS WEATHER: Hourly forecast + weather radar » arkansasonline.com/radar]

Central Arkansas, meanwhile, is at a “marginal risk” for those conditions, the briefing shows.

Since Tuesday, the forecasters estimated that as much as six inches of rain had fallen in some parts of the state.

[QUIZ: How much do you know about severe weather in Arkansas? Test your knowledge » arkansasonline.com/weatherquiz/]

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