The above Severe Thunderstorm Watch was just issued for southeast and east-central Oklahoma into northwestern Arkansas, and is valid until 12 Midnight CDT. This severe thunderstorm watch includes the cities of Fayetteville, Ft. Smith, Muskogee and McAlester.
Large hail, damaging wind gusts and very heavy rainfall can be expected in association with severe storms in this area. An isolated tornado also cannot be completely ruled out.
If you live in the severe weather threat area, remain alert this afternoon and evening. Listen to local media or another trusted source for the latest updates and possible warnings. Make sure to identify your sheltering location ahead of time, that way you can get there quickly if a warning is issued for your area.
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