A thunderstorm with lightning and hail passed through Columbia County between 7-8 p.m. Thursday.

More thunderstorms are in the forecast today. A flood warning remained in effect for the Ouachita River at Camden.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Columbia, Nevada and Lafayette counties about 6:30 p.m.

Shortly after 7 p.m., the storm rolled through Magnolia. Readers of the Magnolia Reporter page on Facebook reported receiving pea-to-marble sized hail during the storm.

Power was knocked out along South Jackson and Calhoun Road after a pecan tree crashed onto South Jackson, south of A Street.

There were also power outages north of the Stamps-Buckner area, on the south side of Lake Columbia, and other scattered locations. All power had been restored by early Friday morning.

Dr. Frank Selman sent magnoliareporter.com a photograph of a pecan tree that was shattered by lightning near his home.

magnoliareporter.com recorded 0.15 inches of rain from the storm, raising the total for the month to 4.0 inches and 32.98 inches since January 1.

The National Weather Service in Little Rock said early Friday that showers and thunderstorms will be possible over much of the state through Friday night.

A few strong storms are possible this morning, mainly over central and northeast Arkansas, with marginally severe hail, and gusty winds to 60 mph the primary concern.

Heavy rainfall will also be a concern with any stronger storms, and this

could lead to localized runoff issues.

Additional showers and thunderstorms will be possible into tonight, as another system moves into Arkansas from the west and northwest. A few strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, with the greatest likelihood over the northwest half of the state.

The Ouachita River at Camden was at 31.2 feet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Flood stage is 26 feet.

The river was expected to rise to a crest of 31.4 feet just after midnight Friday morning, then slowly fall.

At 30.0 feet, State Highway 7 north of Camden floods, with detours nearby. Portions of Sandy Beach Park in Camden will flood. Some county roads north and east of Camden begin to flood.

This flood event compares with a crest of 30.7 feet on January 2, 2001.

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