A slow-moving cold front will affect Arkansas from today at least through Friday. Showers and thunderstorms will be occurring along and ahead of the front, and rain and some thunderstorms will linger in the cooler air after the front passes.
While widespread severe weather is unlikely, National Weather Service Meteorologist John Robinson says it would not be out of the question to see a few storms near severe levels, especially this afternoon and this evening. The favored area would be the northwestern half of the state.
Due to the slow movement of the front, widespread rain is expected. In fact, this will probably be the most widespread rain the state has seen in quite some time. Total precipitation amounts are likely to be in the 1/2 to 1 1/2 inch range in many areas. However, there may very well be a stripe of heavy rain somewhere in the state (the exact location is uncertain at this time) with amounts in the 2 to 4 inch range. Thus, it would not be out of the question to see some localized flooding.
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