Update, Friday, March 24:

From the National Weather Service, Little Rock:

"Update: Southern AR upgraded to an Enhanced Risk for severe storms.

Windy today with south to southwest winds increasing this morning to 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph will be common by late morning.

The threat for severe weather will increase Friday afternoon and
continue into the overnight hours as the aforementioned storm system approaches. A line of strong to possibly severe thunderstorms is expected to develop over eastern Texas and Oklahoma and reach western part of Arkansas during the early to mid afternoon hours.

This line is then expected to reach central Arkansas this evening
and sweep through the remainder of the state Friday night. The line of storms is expected to reach the Mississippi River early Saturday morning.

Scattered severe storms are possible with strong damaging winds in excess of 60 mph the most likely threat during this event. However, there remains a possibility of large hail and even a few tornadoes. The severe potential with this system will end by day break Saturday."

Posted March 23, 8:40 a.m.

From the National Weather Service, Little Rock office:

"The threat for severe weather will increase Friday afternoon and continue through the evening hours. A line of strong to possibly severe thunderstorms is expected to develop over eastern Texas and Oklahoma earlier in the day and reach the western part of Arkansas during the mid to late afternoon.

This line is then expected to sweep through the remainder of the state Friday night, reaching the Mississippi River early Saturday morning.

Scattered severe storms are possible with strong damaging winds in excess of 60 mph the most likely threat during this event. However, there remains a possibility of large hail and even a few tornadoes with this line of storms. The severe potential with this system will end by day break Saturday."