Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
525 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

CLOUDS INCREASED OVERNIGHT...WITH A FEW SHOWERS AND A THUNDERSTORM
OR TWO IN FAR WESTERN ARKANSAS. PRECIPITATION WEAKENED TOWARD
MORNING. PREDAWN TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S.

ON THE EARLY MORNING WEATHER MAP...A COLD FRONT WAS APPROACHING THE
REGION FROM THE PLAINS. AHEAD OF THE FRONT...BREEZY SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL PUSH TEMPERATURES INTO THE 70S TO LOWER 80S
THIS AFTERNOON. THE FRONT WILL TRIGGER SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS.

STORMS SHOULD INTENSIFY FROM CENTRAL INTO EASTERN ARKANSAS DURING
THE HEAT OF THE AFTERNOON. SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE...WITH LARGE
HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS THE MAIN CONCERNS.

THIS WILL NOT BE A BIG RAINMAKER. QUARTER TO THREE QUARTER INCH
AMOUNTS ARE IN THE FORECAST ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN
COUNTIES...WITH LOCALLY OVER AN INCH. FARTHER SOUTH AND
WEST...AMOUNTS WILL BE LESS...WITH NO RAIN AT ALL IN
PLACES.

RAIN WILL MOSTLY END BY MIDNIGHT AS THE FRONT EXITS THE AREA. IT
WILL BE MILD AND DRY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. AS THE WEEKEND CLOSES...A
POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE MIDDLE PART OF THE COUNTRY
FROM THE ROCKIES. THIS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN ANOTHER ROUND OF
THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY NIGHT. THE SYSTEM WILL BE
A SLOW MOVER...WITH MORE STORMS EXPECTED ON MONDAY.

THE EVENT SUNDAY AND MONDAY COULD BE SIGNIFICANT...WITH AN OUTBREAK
OF SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE. THERE WILL ALSO BE AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN.
EARLY PROJECTIONS ARE CALLING FOR WIDESPREAD ONE TO THREE INCH
AMOUNTS...WITH LOCALLY OVER FOUR INCHES.

AFTER THE SYSTEM WOBBLES TO THE EAST...MUCH COOLER AIR WILL FILTER
INTO ARKANSAS AS APRIL CLOSES. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON WEDNESDAY COULD
BE IN THE 50S AND 60S...WITH 30S AND 40S BY DAWN THURSDAY.

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