Elevated risks for strong to severe storms led to multiple tornado reports throughout the day on Thursday. The majority of tornadoes for the afternoon hours were confirmed around Arkansas, southern Missouri, and the western region of Tennessee. Even storms that were not under tornado warnings resulted in damaging winds bringing downing trees, power lines and ripping off roofs on buildings.
Arkansas had reports of flash flooding and standing high water on the roadways. Flood watches remain in effect into Friday as training rains could lead to more high water on already saturated soils. Today, reports of only 1.5″ most of rain fell in Arkansas but there were still rushing creeks and high streams due to the grounds already being extremely wet. Texas was another area hit by high water and continues to see more soaking rains in the coming days.