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Very heavy rainfall and flooding possible in central and southern U.S. on Tuesday and Wednesday

A slow-moving front will bring multiple waves of heavy rain across a swath of the central and southern U.S., from Texas up to Michigan on Tuesday and into Wednesday. Parts of the ArkLaTex region could see 5 to 7 inches of rain on Wednesday. Freezing rain will also be possible in the Upper Midwest over next couple days, with snow in the Northern Plains and Upper Great Lakes on Tuesday. Read More >

Current conditions at

Fort Smith Regional Airport (KFSM)

Lat: 35.33°NLon: 94.37°WElev: 436ft.

Overcast

70°F

21°C

Humidity 68%
Wind Speed SE 9 mph
Barometer 29.83 in (1009.8 mb)
Dewpoint 59°F (15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 19 Feb 8:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Fort Smith AR

Flood Watch February 20, 06:00am until February 21, 06:00am
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Flood Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 63. South wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Showers

    Low: 63 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  High near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

    T-storms then
    Heavy Rain

    High: 74 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then periods of rain after midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Low around 44. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 44 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Periods of rain before noon, then showers likely after noon.  High near 45. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Rain

    High: 45 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Showers likely, mainly before midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 39. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northeast  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 39 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers likely, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 54 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 49. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Showers

    Low: 49 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  High near 61. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    High: 61 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 53. Southeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    Low: 53 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 63. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Tuesday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then periods of rain after midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 44. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Wednesday
Periods of rain before noon, then showers likely after noon. High near 45. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Wednesday Night
Showers likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 39. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday
Showers likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 49. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 61. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 53. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 65. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 39. East wind around 5 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 62. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
Fort Smith AR
 35.36°N 94.39°W
8:57 pm CST Feb 19, 2018
9pm CST Feb 19, 2018-6pm CST Feb 26, 2018
 
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