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 CST TUE FEB 21 2017

There were areas of rain overnight in Arkansas, and some of the rain
was heavy. Patchy fog was forming early this morning, mainly in
western sections of the state. Predawn temperatures were in the 50s
to lower 60s.

The heaviest rain fell in a fairly narrow swath from Warren through
Pine Bluff, Little Rock, and Heber Springs. One and a half to two
inch amounts were common in this swath. Elsewhere, quarter to three
quarter inch totals were widespread.

On the early morning weather map, a storm system aloft was over
northeast Texas. The system will track toward southern Mississippi
today, and into the eastern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. Surrounding
the system, chances for rain will continue today, especially over
the southeast half of the state. Rain will taper off tonight, with
dry and very mild conditions on Wednesday.

High temperatures today will be in the 60s to around 70 degrees.
Lows tonight will be in the lower 40s to mid 50s. Highs on Wednesday
will be in the 70s.

Springlike weather will continue on Thursday. A new cold front will
arrive from the west Thursday night and Friday. It will be windy
surrounding the front, with small chances for showers in the
forecast.

As winds pick up and drier air arrives behind the front on Friday,
the fire danger is expected to increase. Given drought conditions in
northwest Arkansas, this is where the wildfire concern will be
greatest.

It will be cooler on Saturday, with temperatures closer to seasonal.
A freeze will be possible in parts of the northwest Saturday
morning, and in northern and central sections of the state Sunday
morning.

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