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Tornadoes, Large Hail and Damaging Wind Threat

11 Apr 2022, 8:10 pm

A tornado watch has been issued for portions of Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma through 11 PM CDT. The main threats will be a few tornadoes, very large hail up to apple in size (3″+ diameter), and damaging winds to 70 mph+. 

Tornadoes and large (damaging) hail have been a result of Monday’s storms and the threat is not over yet. Strong thunderstorms will be possible for the overnight hours. Here’s what we’ve seen so far:

Numerous hail reports alongside tornado-warned storms have been reported across Arkansas and Oklahoma. Some up to 3″ in diameter.

Overnight Outlook

The Storm Prediction Center has continued the enhanced (level 3 out of 5) threat for severe storms through the overnight hours.

Hail and tornadoes will likely continue. After seeing 3″ hail stones have been observed, there is still the risk overnight to see large to damaging hail.

A significant tornado (EF-2 or stronger) is possible in the area of highest tornado potential. We will be watching the storms very closely this evening.

Forecast Timing

Overnight, storms will still likely hold strength and trend towards the Tennessee Valley. The chance of seeing new developing storms is less likely, we will likely continue to see the storms we have now progress east.


Heavy rain will accompany Monday’s storms and this will lead to a risk for flash flooding. The factor that we have going for us in these areas is that the ground is not overly saturated like it is in the south.

Still, the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) has highlighted these locations for the risk of flooding.

More updates on the severe weather threats are coming up all day on WeatherNation.

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Erik Kostrzewa was born and raised in the state of Michigan; spending much of his life in the suburbs of Detroit. Erik attended the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor’s Degr... Load Moreee in Earth Systems Science and Engineering with a concentration in Meteorology. His first on-air job was straight out of college in Lansing, Michigan at WLNS-TV. After a few years, he moved an hour west to Grand Rapids to continue his career at FOX17 news. While in the heart of the lower peninsula, Erik covered a wide variety of challenging weather from lake-effect snow to derechos. Erik definitely has an interesting last name which comes from his Polish descent. If you are wondering how it is pronounced, the easiest way to say it is “Ka-Stree-Va”. Erik is thrilled to forecast on a national scale at WeatherNation and experience an even wider range of weather in Colorado! He is also looking forward to experiencing his first 14er on one of the many mountains in the state. Follow Erik on Twitter and Facebook!