The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several local counties.
The Weather Service’s Tulsa office issued the watch for the following counties across Northwest Arkansas and West Central Arkansas:
Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Logan, Madison, Washington, Franklin and Sebastian counties.
Logan and Franklin counties had been under a tornado warning, but the Weather Service has downgraded those counties to a tornado watch.
Counties in East Central Oklahoma, including Sequoyah County, have been put under a tornado watch.
The tornado watch is in effect until 2 a.m.