Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
925 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

Across Arkansas on Tuesday, an overcast day was seen with rain
developing later in the day. A cold front slowly moved into the
state during the day Tuesday afternoon, and brought rain, showers
and isolated thunderstorms to the northwestern. Through Tuesday
evening, the area of rain, showers and isolated thunderstorms
gradually moved east. Some heavy rain was seen in spots, as well as
gusts winds and a few power outages. After Tuesday morning lows from
the 30 to 40s northwest, to the 50s and 60s central and south,
Tuesday highs were from the 50s to 60s north, to mainly 70s central
and south. Temperatures dropped quickly behind the cold front
Tuesday evening.

Tuesday night, the cold front will continue to sag southeast,
bringing colder air, a wind shift to the northwest, and continued
rain, showers and a few thunderstorms. Lows will drop to the 30s in
the north, 40s to 50s central, to some 60s in the south.

The cold front is forecast to stall across southeast Arkansas
Wednesday night and Thursday morning. This will result in the best
chances for widespread rainfall shifting further south and east
Wednesday through Thursday.

Heavy rainfall will be seen in spots, and several inches of
rain will result from this slow moving front. Rainfall amounts of
2 to more than 5 inches across the state through Wednesday night are
expected. Area river levels will rise and a risk of some flooding
will develop. Isolated flash flooding will also be possible.

Behind the cold front, temperatures will be cooler with Wednesday
highs forecast to be in the upper 30s in the far northwest, and
range to the upper 60s in the far southeast. Lows Wednesday night
will be in the 30s to around 50 degrees. Thursdays highs will be in
the 50s across northern and central Arkansas, while southern
portions of the state may reach 60s.

Rain will continue through through the week and into the weekend,
which is expected to result in most of the state receiving rain
totals around 5 to 8 inches through Saturday. Due to the expected
heavy rain potential, much of the state is under a flood watch
starting Tuesday night and will last through Thursday. Some flash
flooding will also be possible in spots. Remember turn around don`t
drown if you come across any flooded roadways.

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