From the National Weather Service in Little Rock, April 20 at 2:15 p.m.

"A cold front is just entering northwest Arkansas this afternoon. The front will move slowly through the state Friday and Saturday with showers and thunderstorms. The front will exit eastern Arkansas by Saturday evening.

Some of the thunderstorms are expected to become severe with the main threats being damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rain...and an isolated tornado can not be ruled out. SPC has issued an Enhanced Risk for severe thunderstorms for Friday and Friday night for west, northwest and parts of central Arkansas."