Residents in Arkansas should be alert to the threat of severe weather and possible tornadoes throughout most of today. 

Storms that brough devestating tornados to the Plains on Sunday were pushing toward northwest Arkansas this morning. 

The National Weather Service says severe weather is possible in north and western parts of the state.

The storms led the way for a cold front, which is meeting a high pressure system that's over Arkansas and other southern states.

The high pressure ridge is causing the front to stall, with storms expected to develop over the northern and western Arkansas. The unstable conditions are expected Monday afternoon and evening.

Hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible, along with heavy rain in places.

The greatest threat is north and west of a line from Mena to Hardy.