Daily Weather Briefing

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Rain fell overnight from SW through NW AR and even into part of central sections of the state and that will be the pattern today as low pressure to the NW of the state sends upper-level disturbances our way. The greatest rain chances will be in the NW 1/2 of the state today but will slowly … Read More

Some Heavy Rain in AR

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Showers and thunderstorms moved across the state yesterday with some heavy rain noted in several locations. In western Pulaski and part of Faulkner Counties, there were several inches of rain with one report from a personal weather station showing 14″ inches and other reports coming into the NWS of 5-10″ in a short period of time. Showers and thunderstorms shifted … Read More

Christmas In July

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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for today and tonight for snowfall accumulations of 4-8″ with locally higher amounts. Temperatures will fall through the day as a bitterly cold arctic air mass invades the state over the next few days. Not really! Happy Christmas in July Now back to reality…look for sunshine and hot temperatures this afternoon with a … Read More

Very Hot & Stormy?

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Yesterday was a hot day across the state with heat index values exceeding 110 in some locations. Actual air temperatures were in the 90s to low 100s with the hottest readings in the west. With a NW flow aloft, upper-level disturbances will work through the region from time to time. Due to the unstable air over the state, isolated to … Read More

Slightly Cooler and a Little Wetter

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After a hot weekend where we saw high temperatures of 100 and 101 on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll see a little break in the heat over the next few days as a frontal system combines with a few upper-level disturbances to bring partly cloudy skies and scattered showers and thunderstorms. Scattered showers and thunderstorms moved through parts of the state … Read More

Holiday Week Forecast

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Some of us got some rain yesterday which actually was a surprise. Storms in Oklahoma Sunday morning held together long enough to make it through parts of central Arkansas and dropped much-needed rainfall and lowered the temperatures quite a bit in the late afternoon. The temperature went from 95 to 72 in about an hour and a half yesterday afternoon … Read More

Hottest Temps of the Year…so far

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It’s going to be another hot one across the state today with the only exception being in some of the higher elevations of northern and western Arkansas. Central Arkansas temperatures should top out in the 97-98 range but a few locations will close in near 100. Tomorrow may be the hottest day of the year so far and Little Rock … Read More

Isolated Afternoon Thunderstorms

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Well…what previously looked like a dry forecast is coming back with a little more moisture as high-pressure shifts a bit allowing some upper-level energy to move through the region, resulting in a few more afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms across the state. Yesterday, it was mainly the western half of the state that saw the most rain and today … Read More

Severe Weather Possible

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We’ll have to watch the weather later this afternoon and evening as a cold front moves into the state and kicks off scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of them could become severe with damaging wind and large hail the primary threat. A few thunderstorms developed along an outflow boundary yesterday evening and moved through parts of central Arkansas. I picked … Read More

A Hot Week Ahead

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Afternoon thunderstorms were much more isolated yesterday than previous days but the ones that did develop dropped some very heavy rain in spots. Most areas of the state only saw partly cloudy skies with warm afternoon temperatures. Remember that term warm… This morning, skies are clear to partly cloudy with temperature in the 60s and low 70s. We’ll see mostly … Read More