Thunderstorm coverage in Arkansas today will be much less than it was on Monday.
Some statistics from Monday: From 2 PM through 11 PM, there were nearly 6300 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in Arkansas. In Pulaski County, there were about 500 strikes between 5 and 8 PM. (If anyone knows of any structure fires in the state caused by all this lightning, please let me know.) The Searcy airport measured 1.10 inches of rain in only 11 minutes on Monday evening (7:35 to 7:46 PM).
For Wednesday through Friday, we will return to a more typical summertime pattern, with scattered thunderstorms around, primarily during the afternoon and early evening hours. While there could be an isolated severe storm or two each day, we are not looking for any widespread severe weather. Likewise, each day will probably see locally heavy downpours over relatively small areas — perhaps enough to cause some localized flooding for a brief time — but no widespread, heavy rain is expected.
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service, Little Rock