Tornado warnings are already happening in SW Arkansas, as of 3:00 PM. So, let's dig into the latest data:
- It's a model, so don't get caught up on the EXACT position of the cells.
- Also, don't get caught up on the EXACT time.
- This just gives us a general idea of what radar could look like.
The cells ahead of the squall line run the highest risk of severe hail, strong winds, and tornadoes. We will be watching them closely.
Lastly, I KNOW some of your favorite shows are on TV tonight. Our policy is that we break into programming if there is a threat to life and property in the Region 8 viewing area. We will cover programming if there is:
- A tornado warning.
- A tornado threat prior to a warning. Meaning, if we see something while NWS is preparing the warning or if they tell us it is being sent soon, we will go on air.
- LARGE Hail. If hail is larger than golf balls, I will break into programming. Large hail is dangerous and we will treat it as a dangerous situation.
I HOPE that we will not cover up any programming and that all storms can be handled by running information/radar on the bottom of the screen. We treat everyone equally, so if we have these conditions anywhere in Region 8, we will cover up your favorite programming. I apologize in advance. However, we take weather seriously.