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Severe Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain Exacerbate Ongoing Flooding; Cold and Wintry Continue Out West

A developing wave will bring a threat of severe thunderstorms Saturday from the Arklatex area to the Middle Mississippi Valley; and may produce tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail; including potential for significant tornadoes and very large hail. Additional heavy rain will increase ongoing flooding. Heavy western mountain and Upper Midwest snow; and ice in the Northeast is also expected. Read More >

Current conditions at

Fort Smith Regional Airport (KFSM)

Lat: 35.33°NLon: 94.37°WElev: 436ft.

Light Rain Fog/Mist

48°F

9°C

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed NE 12 mph
Barometer 30.22 in (1023.4 mb)
Dewpoint 47°F (8°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Wind Chill43°F (6°C)
Last update 23 Feb 12:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Fort Smith AR

Flood Watch until February 24, 06:00pm
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Flood Watch
  •  
    Flood Watch until February 24, 06:00pm

    NOW until
    6:00pm Sat

    Flood Watch

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  High near 52. East wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers

    High: 52 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 51. East wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Showers

    Low: 51 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  High near 63. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Showers

    High: 63 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm.  Low around 34. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 34 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 66 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 37. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Clear

    Low: 37 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 69 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 42. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 52. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 51. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Saturday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 63. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Saturday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm. Low around 34. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Clear, with a low around 37. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.
Monday Night
Clear, with a low around 42. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Fort Smith AR
 35.36°N 94.39°W
12:01 pm CST Feb 23, 2018
1pm CST Feb 23, 2018-6pm CST Mar 1, 2018
 
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