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Reports: Storms capable of spawning tornadoes bear down on Arkansas

Severe weather will erupt across central parts of the United States throughout Wednesday and into the evening.

Areas at risk for strong winds, flash flooding and possibly a few tornadoes include St. Louis; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; and Shreveport, Louisiana.

Damaging wind gusts are expected to reach up to 70 mph, and there is also a risk of hail.

As of 10:11 a.m. CDT Wednesday, NWS is advising residents in Dardenelle, Arkansas, to brace for a possible tornado.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Little Rock, Arkansas, has issued a tornado warning until 10:15 a.m. CDT Wednesday.

NWS Little Rock has also issued a tornado warning Danville, Ola, Plainview, Russellville, Dardanelle and Atkins until 10:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday.

Parts of Louisiana, Texas and other areas of Arkansas are also under a tornado watch until 5 p.m. CDT Wednesday, according to NWS Little Rock.

As of 9:21 a.m. CDT Wednesday, thousands of Oncor customers are without power from storms in Texas.