The National Weather Service of Little Rock issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Faulkner County in effect until 9 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -
SEVERE T'STORM WATCH WEST HALF UNTIL 9PM

Showers and a few thunderstorms are likely early tonight ahead of a fast moving cold front. Some of the storms could be strong or severe in our western and southern counties. Strong winds and hail are the primary threat, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, especially in southwest Arkansas. After some early evening t'storms, the rain exits the state and cooler, drier air moves in for Tuesday.

Another system that will produce rain and thunderstorms arrives late Wednesday into Thursday. The precipitation could even begin as a little wintry mix across far northern Arkansas Wednesday night, before turning to rain. Rain and a few thunderstorms will become likely once again Thursday and, in far southern Arkansas, there may again be enough instability for a strong to severe thunderstorm.  Quiet weather returns Friday and Saturday. The long term forecast would indicate another chance of thundershowers next Monday.