Forecasters have canceled a tornado watch for several eastern Arkansas counties, while the western part of the state remains at risk for wildfires



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LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Forecasters have canceled a tornado watch for several eastern Arkansas counties, while the western part of the state is at risk for wildfires.

The National Weather Service says the tornado watch remains in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday for Chicot County in southeastern Arkansas, but is canceled for other counties that were previously in the watch area. The Storm Prediction Center says the greatest risk for tornadoes is in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

In western Arkansas, a red flag warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday because of mild temperatures, low humidity and wind gusts of up to 35 mph. Forecasters say fires could spread quickly, and outdoor burning is discouraged. The warned area is west of a line from west of Arkadelphia to west of Mountain Home.

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