Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR
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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
925 PM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016
It was very hot on Saturday, but scattered thunderstorms cooled it
off in the afternoon. High temperatures were in the 90s to just over
100 degrees, and ranged from 89 degrees at West Memphis to 102
degrees at Hot Springs.
Thunderstorms Saturday afternoon became severe in places, mainly in
the central third of the state. Wind damage was reported at Beebe,
Jacksonville, Greenbrier, and Furlow. More than two inches of rain
was produced in Benton and Bryant, with spotty flash flooding noted.
Storms weakened in the evening.
Overnight, high clouds will be left behind. There could be some
patchy fog toward dawn Sunday, especially in areas that got rain.
Low temperatures will be in the 70s.
On Sunday, it will heat up again, with highs in the 90s. A Heat
Advisory remains in effect, with afternoon heat index values between
100 and 110 degrees. Hit and miss thunderstorms are expected to pop
up in the afternoon.
Early next week, a ridge of high pressure responsible for the heat
will weaken somewhat. This will allow a weak cold front to approach
from the north. Rain chances will increase, and temperatures will be
closer to average.