Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR
AWUS84 KLZK 251600
Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
1125 AM CDT WED MAY 25 2016
After a round of showers and thunderstorms across northern and
central Arkansas Tuesday afternoon and evening, another round
arrived from Oklahoma overnight and into this morning. More storms
were in northwest sections of the state late this morning. Low
temperatures were in the 60s to lower 70s in most areas.
Over an inch of rain was reported at several locations in the twenty
four hour period ending at 700 am this morning. This included
Blytheville, Harrison, Jonesboro, Mountain Home, and Newport. At
Jonesboro, there was a whopping 6.19 inches of rain. This was not
only a daily record for May 24th, it appears this broke an all-time
record for the most precipitation in a day.
On the early morning weather map, a front remained stationary in the
Plains. Lately, clusters of storms have developed along the front,
and then moved to the east. Some of this precipitation affected
Arkansas the past couple of days. The same will hold true through
Friday, with good chances for showers and thunderstorms in the
As far as temperatures, highs today and Thursday will be in the
80s, with mid 70s to mid 80s on Friday. Lows will be in the mid
60s to lower 70s.
Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, it appears that rain will
become more isolated to scattered, especially during the heat of the
afternoon and evening. Above average temperatures will continue.