Forecasters expand enhanced risk for severe weather in Arkansas

Forecasters expand enhanced risk for severe weather in Arkansas

Forecasters expand enhanced risk for severe weather in Arkansas

We are now declaring Saturday as a First Alert Weather Day. Strong storms are possible Sunday after 1pm as a potent cold front approaches from the Northwest.

Good afternoon...it's warm and breezy out there today.

As the system moves out of the Rockies, it will bring very warm and dry conditions with strong gusty winds - all the conditions necessary for extremely critical fire danger. Despite the clouds being around temperatures will still warm significantly with highs topping out in the low 80s except right along the coast where highs will remain in the 70s.

The thermometer should get to near 70 Friday, with a blend of sun and clouds, meteorologists say, and Friday night is poised to only get down to the low 50s.

This risk for severe weather will continue through sunset before any activity pushes east into Missouri.

Thunderstorms will also be more likely on Sunday throughout northern Taiwan, while central Taiwan will see occasional showers and southern Taiwan will be partly cloudy. Heading into the afternoon, we will introduce isolated t-showers with rain chances posted at a modest 20% to 30%.

Forecasters expand enhanced risk for severe weather in Arkansas
Forecasters expand enhanced risk for severe weather in Arkansas

The bad news is the low pressure system that brought Thursday's rain and is now centered over Wisconsin will be moving on and bringing more rain.

After the frontal passage, expect lowered humidity, cooler and more comfortable daytime highs and a decent stretch of sunshine through late next week.

Have a great Friday!

Tonight: We stay mainly clear with some mild temperatures. Friday afternoon temperatures will climb into the low to mid 80°s.

However, there is the chance of a few strong to severe storms to develop tomorrow, especially over the eastern half of the region. A harder freeze is expected Monday morning with lows in the 20s. Temperatures will only be in the 40s Monday and Tuesday. Highs on Sunday will only be around the mid 60s.

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