Forecasts indicate Laura will impact Southern Arkansas Thursday at noon and further into the state later in the day, causing power outages from tropical storm-force winds, tornadoes, additional thunderstorms, heavy rain and flash flooding, which could lead to days-long outages.
Hurricane Laura is predicted to strengthen as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to impact Entergy Arkansas customers starting Thursday.
The National Weather Service is forecasting severe weather in Arkansas this afternoon and tonight that could cause power outages.
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