Tuesday Tornadoes in the Southern Plains
1 Sep 2020 10:49 AM
Tuesday brought a severe weather threat across the Southern Plains starting with heavy rain and flooding in Oklahoma and Arkansas early Tuesday morning. As storms progressed into the peak of afternoon heating, the reports of severe weather increased across Oklahoma and Arkansas into Missouri and Tennessee and surrounding states. There were multiple reports of tornadoes that formed including the ones below.
Earlier Tuesday afternoon the first of the tornado warnings were issued in Arkansas; one of the confirmed tornadoes in Heber Springs, Arkansas as seen in the footage below.
Although tornado warnings were never issued for Missouri, here is some viewer footage from Deering, Missouri before this confirmed tornado cross the Mississippi River and was later warned in far northwestern Tennessee. This was a small and rogue storm ahead of the more dominant activity but quickly dissipated before the warning was canceled near the Kentucky border.
The severe weather threat diminishes for some of the areas into the overnight hours but heavy rain and flooding become our next threat. For the latest on severe weather reports make sure to follow us on twitter @WeatherNation and tune in the for the latest watches and warnings!