Thunderstorms associated with a cold front moving down from the north will likely make it to northern Arkansas this evening and continue into the overnight hours. And, according to John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Little Rock, a couple of severe storms could occur, mainly in the northern two rows of counties. Damaging winds will be the main severe weather threat.
The cold front will make it though most of Arkansas during the day Monday and early Monday evening. I suspect we will see at least a few severe thunderstorms. There will be a chance of severe weather in all sections of the state, but the favored areas should be central, north central, and northeast Arkansas. Again, damaging winds should be the main severe weather threat.
A secondary cold front will move through the state Monday night and early Tuesday, gradually bringing in uncommonly cool air for the middle of July.
The front will stall just to the south of Arkansas, then begin moving back to the north by Wednesday. Meanwhile, areas of low pressure aloft will move in from the west. This will lead to quite a lot of cloudiness and showers and thunderstorms from time to time, beginning Wednesday and continuing into Saturday. The clouds and showers will make the cooler air even more noticeable. Some locally heavy rain is likely, but it’s difficult at this point to nail down the exact timing and location.