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Severe weather possible from central Plains to Gulf Coast; Heavy rain for Gulf Coast

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Saturday from the central Plains and mid-Missouri Valley southward across Texas and eastward across the Gulf Coastal states. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing hail and locally damaging winds. In addition, heavy rain could lead to flash flooding along the Gulf Coast where Flash Flood Watches are in effect.
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Thunderstorm in Vicinity

64°F

18°C

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed E 6 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1013.4 mb)
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update on 18 Apr 7:53 am CDT

Current conditions at

Fort Smith, Fort Smith Regional Airport (KFSM)

Lat: 35.33°N Lon: 94.37°W Elev: 466ft.

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Tulsa, OK Local Forecast Office

Fort Smith AR

7 Day Forecast

  • Today

    Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

    Thunderstorms

    High: 75 °F

  • Tonight

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 57 °F

  • Sunday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 75 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 49 °F

  • Monday

    Sunny

    Sunny

    High: 70 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 46 °F

  • Tuesday

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    High: 67 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 48 °F

  • Wednesday

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    High: 73 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3pm. High near 75. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 10pm and 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 57. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. West wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 70. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: Fort Smith AR
 35.36°N 94.39°W
Last Update: 7:27 am CDT Apr 18, 2015
Forecast Valid: 9am CDT Apr 18, 2015-6pm CDT Apr 24, 2015
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