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Area under tornado watch until 9 p.m.

UPDATED AT 8 p.m. — The tornado watch has been canceled.

Van Buren County and much of northeastern and Central Arkansas are under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS has identified a wide swath that includes all of Central Arkansas where there is the potential for severe weather today, including the possibility of large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

On Monday, winter weather is possible, mostly in central and northern Arkansas — including Van Buren County. A mix of rain, sleet and snow will be possible, mainly in higher elevations, according to the Weather Service. Any accumulation should be limited to grassy areas and elevated terrain.

Details: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lzk/

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