Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR
AWUS84 KLZK 242132
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
425 PM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017
On the weather map this afternoon, a deepening area of low pressure
over Oklahoma was pulling warm and moist air into the state. Winds
were really picking up as the system approaches with sustained south
to southwest winds of 15 mph 25 mph with higher gusts.
Temperatures across the state were in the 70s at this time with
those gusty winds continuing. Showers and thunderstorms were over
western Arkansas at this time and moving east but no severe weather
is occurring at this time. This line of showers and thunderstorms
will continue to work its way to the east through the night.
As the low pressure system continue to work this way, chances for
showers and thunderstorms will increase and some of the storms could
be strong to severe. While strong and damaging winds will be the
main threat, large hail and even a tornado cannot be ruled out. The
line of storms will make it to central Arkansas in the evening hours
and exit eastern Arkansas by around midnight.
A few additional showers and possibly a thunderstorm will be
possible in the overnight hours...especially across the northern
portions of Arkansas.
Temperatures Saturday morning will range from the low 50s to mid
60s and rise into the 60s and 70s during the daytime. The best
chance of rainfall will be across northeast Arkansas in the morning
and early afternoon hours.
Dry weather is expected for most of Sunday in Arkansas, but there
will be another chance of rain late Sunday and into the first part
of the new work week.