Severe Weather Outlook for Thursday, May 29, 2014

An upper level low pressure system near the Arkansas/Louisiana border will affect the Arkansas weather through the weekend. However, after Friday, the low will begin to weaken and move away from Arkansas. Thus, after tomorrow, the coverage of showers and thunderstorms will be diminishing.

From today through the weekend, the thunderstorms that occur will produce some gusty winds, but chances for winds reaching the threshold for “severe” are rather low.

While some of the showers and thunderstorms will produce locally heavy rain, especially today and Friday, amounts are not likely to be as large as they have been the past couple of days.

From today through Saturday night, rainfall amounts in northern and western Arkansas are most likely to be in the 1/4 to 3/4 inch range. Elsewhere, totals of 1/2 to 1 1/4 inches are expected. Totals could reach around 2 inches in the southeast corner of the state, where a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect.

John Robinson
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service, Little Rock