Showers and thunderstorms — probably in the form of a broken line — should enter western Arkansas very late this afternoon or early this evening. The showers and thunderstorms will move rather rapidly toward the east during the night and exit eastern Arkansas on Monday morning.
Chances for severe weather are on the low side, however, according to John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service at Little Rock. Robinson says, if isolated severe storms were to occur, they would most likely be in western Arkansas this evening and damaging winds would be the main severe weather threat.
Rainfall amounts should average 1/4 to 1/2 inch. In the western part of the state, there will probably be some local amounts around 1 inch.
Further into the week, an unsettled weather pattern is shaping up for the period from Wednesday into Saturday. There could be some locally heavy rain in the state late this week. As somewhat colder air spills in, some wintry precipitation cannot be ruled out in northern Arkansas in the Friday/Saturday time frame. This is still a long way out, forecast-wise, so changes in the forecast can be expected before this weather eventually arrives. It is likely that I will be issuing more outlook messages later this week.
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