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Corps issues small craft advisory for Arkansas River

Corps issues small craft advisory for Arkansas River


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -  The Army Corps of Engineers has issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River in Arkansas because heavy rain has caused flows to rise.  During the high flows, strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft.

Individuals with livestock and property in lower lying areas along the Arkansas River should continue to monitor conditions and consider moving livestock and property to higher ground.

Flows at Trimble Lock and Dam at Fort Smith were about 100,000 cubic feet per second and climbing.  Flows at Ozark Lock and Dam at Ozark were 80,000 c.f.s. and climbing.

More rain is forecast and could push flows higher or cause the advisory to remain in effect longer.  The National Weather Service updates river stage forecasts twice a day during heavy rain events at www.srh.noaa.gov.

Winter weather in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- Winter weather finally came around in parts of Arkansas.  Below you'll find useful links and other information.

Winter Weather photo gallery

Storms damage Stuttgart airport, power poles

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) - Severe thunderstorms did minor damage at an eastern Arkansas airport and knocked out electricity to more than 1,000 customers, but no injuries have been reported.

Arkansas County Emergency Management Coordinator Shanda Harris said the hangar at the Stuttgart Municipal Airport was damaged and power poles were knocked down when a strong storm moved through area Wednesday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the county, but Harris said officials don't know if the damage was the result of a twister.

The weather service reported an 86-mph wind gust at the Stuttgart airport.

Tornado warnings also were issued for Monroe and Prairie counties, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Authorities also reported downed power lines and trees near Bismarck, Humnoke, Leola, Malvern and Pine Bluff.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Sunday forecast

Expect plenty of sunshine this weekend as high pressure takes over.  Temps warm above average Sunday afternoon after a cold start to the day.  Warming trend continues into the work-week.

Sunday:  Sunny & warmer.  High 61.  SW 5-10 mph.

Sunday Night:  Clear and cold.  Low 33.

Monday:  Mostly sunny and mild.  High 63. 

Thursday Forecast

Here's a look at your Arkansas weather forecast.

Second tornado confirmed from Sunday's storms

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- According to officials, a second tornado has been confirmed from Sunday's storms. It happened near the town of Sweden in Jefferson County.

Damage of this tornado included overturned farm machinery and destroyed grain bins. Sources say that there was some damage to metal buildings in the area as well.

Check the radar for severe weather in your area

Several warnings have been issued around the state. Stay with todaysthv.com for updates.