We will probably see at least a few severe thunderstorms in Arkansas this afternoon and evening. National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist John Robinson says, however, that the best chances will be over the eastern half of the state. Robinson also says damaging winds have a better chance of occurring than large hail…and that the strongest storms will drop more than an inch of rain.
Some thunderstorms are likely to continue after midnight in the southern half of Arkansas, but these will probably not be severe.
Much cooler weather will become noticeable Tuesday and Tuesday night in the wake of the cold front that will move through today and tonight.
The front will stall to the south of Arkansas, then begin moving back to the north later this week. In the meantime, areas of low pressure aloft will arrive from the west. As a result, showers and thunderstorms should begin breaking out Wednesday night.
We are likely to see some heavy rain in the state Thursday and Thursday night. At this point, it appears that rainfall amounts could reach 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches in northern Arkansas, 1 to 2 inches in the central part of the state. and 2 to 4+ inches in the south. I need to emphasize that the timing and placement of the heaviest rain could still change.
Rain should diminish as Friday goes along.
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