Another round of severe storms dump hail, heavy rains

Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 3:58 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Those still working to clean up the aftermath of severe storms earlier this week may have to dodge a few more.

LIVE: Storms with hail moving through parts of Region 8.

Posted by Zach Holder, Region 8 Stormteam on Thursday, May 6, 2021

Meteorologist Bryan McCormick says there is a low risk of severe weather Thursday afternoon across the eastern part of Region 8.

The greatest risk of severe weather will occur between the hours of 1 and 6 p.m.
The greatest risk of severe weather will occur between the hours of 1 and 6 p.m.(KAIT-TV)

“Isolated thunderstorms will be capable of small hail and gusty wind,” he said. “A strong storm may also produce more than a half-inch of rainfall.”

The greatest risk of severe weather will occur between the hours of 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Shortly before 2 p.m. storms dumping pea-sized hail were reported in parts of Randolph and Greene Counties, moving southeast toward Craighead County.

The area has seen some power outages due to the weather.

According to the Entergy Arkansas outage map, there were about 3,100 customers without power statewide as of 3:55 p.m. Thursday. Nearly 850 customers in Lawrence County and 425 customers in Mississippi County were without power, while sporadic outages were reported in Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Greene, Poinsett and White counties.

Officials also said about 140 customers in Randolph County were still without power Thursday.

Meanwhile, he and the rest of the Region 8 StormTEAM are keeping a close watch on possible severe weather on Mother’s Day.

Before storms roll in, be sure you have a way to receive alerts.

- Watch the latest forecasts on KAIT-TV at 4:30-7 a.m., Midday at 11 a.m., News at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. on KAIT-ABC & KAIT-NBC. Newscasts are available over the air, on cable & satellite where available, on, on the Region 8 News mobile app for smartphones and tablets (to install or update the news app search KAIT in your mobile marketplace).

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