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FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) — At least one person has been hurt as strong storms have pounded areas of eastern Arkansas.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Forecasters are predicting a wild swing in temperatures for parts of Arkansas on Tuesday, with some areas at risk for severe thunderstorms and others under a freeze warning.

According to the Storm Prediction Center, the greatest risk Tuesday for tornadoes and severe weather is along the Mississippi River, including portions of eastern Arkansas, and extending north into the Ohio Valley region.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Heavy rain is forecast across parts of the central United States and the National Weather Service says there is a threat of flooding.

The weather service issued a flood watch Monday that will continue through Thursday night for northeast Oklahoma, northwest Arkansas, southern Missouri and southern Illinois.

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  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 61 drought-stricken Arkansas counties as disaster areas, making farmers and ranchers in the counties eligible for natural disaster assistance.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Just days after severe storms brought tornadoes and heavy rain to Arkansas, another round of storms is expected to bring more precipitation.

The National Weather Service says rain is expected to begin Tuesday night and continue through Thursday.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Strong winds toppled power lines and damaged buildings as a line of storms began its slow move through Arkansas.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials are asking residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding as a weather system carrying heavy rain passes through parts of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Several rounds of heavy rain are expected throughout much of Arkansas this week, and forecasters say flash flooding and river flooding are both possible.

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Bridges and overpasses are the main concern as a cold front is expected to bring freezing rain to the Mid-South Tuesday night. 

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Much of Arkansas will be under a winter storm warning or advisory later Monday as a blast of Arctic air could dump up to 4 inches of snow in parts of the state and send temperatures plummeting.

The National Weather Service issued the warning for Monday evening through Tuesday when bands of snow will develop behind the front.

About half the state could see snowfall totals between 2 and 3 inches, with up to 4 inches to the south.

Forecasters also included northeast Texas and northwest Louisiana in the warning.

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