A line of violent thunderstorms will continue to drop down from southeastern Kansas and into eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas Wednesday afternoon.
The thunderstorms will then expand to the south and west, racing into central Oklahoma and northeastern and north-central Texas through Wednesday evening.
Cities in the path of the severe weather include Little Rock, Fort Smith and Texarkana, Arkansas; Oklahoma City, Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma; and Dallas, Tyler and Wichita Falls, Texas.
UPDATES: (All times listed in Central time)
3:35 p.m. CDT Wednesday: In Henderson, Tennessee, heavy rain has caused flooding promoting road closures due to roads become impassable, reports emergency management.
3:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday:Wind gusts of 66 mph and downed trees at Fort Smith Regional Airport, Arkansas, reports emergency management.
3:24 p.m. CDT Wednesday:
Downed tree at @UArkansas Sigma Chi House. #arwx pic.twitter.com/PmkNNfYbiU— Tevin Wooten (@TevinWooten) July 23, 2014
2:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday:
#arwx It's getting windy out there pic.twitter.com/WyjYAfujlR— Leah Pitcher (@LeahSS13) July 23, 2014
2:26 p.m. CDT Wednesday:
@5NEWSGarrett huge tree limb fell onto car driving south near 14th and J street in bentonville. pic.twitter.com/eRy4km29Um— Landon Ward (@ARKNSASRAZRBACK) July 23, 2014
2:16 p.m. Wednesday CDT: Even though the line of severe storms is currently over northern Arkansas, the steering winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere will cause the thunderstorms to head to the southwest, instead of some fashion to the east which is more typical, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said. "Those in Dallas should not let their guard down as the thunderstorms are bearing down on Little Rock."
1:44 p.m. Wednesday CDT: Downed trees because of wind reported near Gentry and Gravette, Arkansas, according to Benton County Emergency Management.