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Tornado touchdown confirmed in part of Arkansas | NWADG By Kenneth Heard

Posted: March 31, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down briefly in Pope County on Wednesday evening, but meteorologists said more severe storms that were expected overnight didn’t form.

A short-lived twister formed in a field on Gunner Mountain Road near Hector about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, said meteorologist Heather Cross of the National Weather Service in North Little Rock. The tornado was rain-wrapped, meaning falling rain from a supercell thunderstorm is caught in the rotating winds of a twister, and was difficult to see.