There will be showers and thunderstorms in Arkansas from time to time from today into the weekend. Some of these storms will produce gusty winds. However, any severe weather would be very isolated.
We will occasionally have large clusters of strong thunderstorms passing by to the south of Arkansas. This will cut off some of the Gulf of Mexico moisture that would otherwise flow northward into Arkansas. So, while it will be rainy periodically over the next few days, chances for widespread excessive rainfall are relatively low.
From today through Friday night, rainfall amounts will average 1/2 to 1 1/4 inches over northern and western Arkansas, and 1 to 2 inches in most other areas. Totals could reach 3 inches or so in the southeast corner of the state, and a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Ashley and Chicot Counties.
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service, Little Rock