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Heavy Rains and Associated Flooding Across the Plains This Weekend

A slow-moving weather system with abundant moisture will bring heavy rainfall across portions of the Central and Southern Plains Saturday. Soils in the region are already saturated from recent rainfall, so flash flooding and river flooding is likely. Meanwhile, below normal temperatures settle over the northeast, with freeze warnings across much of New England into Saturday.
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Current conditions at

Fort Smith, Fort Smith Regional Airport (KFSM)

Lat: 35.33°NLon: 94.37°WElev: 466ft.

Overcast

61°F

16°C

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed E 5 mph
Barometer 30.21 in (1022.6 mb)
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 23 May 12:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Fort Smith AR

  • Overnight

    Scattered Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Scattered
    Showers

    Low: 59 °F

  • Saturday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Heavy Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

    Heavy
    Rain

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Heavy Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

    Heavy
    Rain

    High: 75 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Heavy Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

    Heavy
    Rain

    Low: 65 °F

  • Memorial
    Day

    Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

    Showers

    High: 80 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Tuesday

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    High: 80 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Thunderstorms
    Likely

    Low: 66 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 59. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 67. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 75. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 65. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Memorial Day
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. High near 80. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Fort Smith AR
 35.36°N 94.39°W
9:37 pm CDT May 22, 2015
2am CDT May 23, 2015-6pm CDT May 29, 2015
 
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