Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1125 AM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS...AN AREA OF SHOWERS DEVELOPED ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AND BEGAN MOVING TO THE EAST THROUGH
THE MID TO LATE MORNING HOURS. MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM
THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S.

HIGH PRESSURE HAS DEPARTED TO THE EAST AND MOIST SOUTHERLY WINDS
WILL RETURN TO THE NATURAL STATE TODAY AS A WARM FRONT LIFTS THROUGH
THE STATE. DEWPOINTS WILL RISE 10 TO 15 DEGREES THROUGH THE DAY WITH
VALUES EXPECTED TO TOP 70 DEGREES ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST
ARKANSAS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS...BUT WIDESPREAD
PRECIPITATION IS NOT EXPECTED UNTIL SUNDAY.

TWO ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL BE SEEN ACROSS THE NATURAL STATE WITH
THE FIRST ROUND EXPECTED SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED...AND WITH THE GROUND ACROSS
ARKANSAS ALREADY SATURATED AND RIVERS RUNNING HIGH FLASH FLOODING
WILL BE POSSIBLE. AS A RESULT...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN
EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE.

A SECOND ROUND OF HEAVY RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT INTO
TUESDAY WITH AN ADDITIONAL TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN POSSIBLE. THE
HEAVIEST OF THE RAIN ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY NIGHTS IS EXPECTED AFTER
DARK WHICH CAN MAKE FLASH FLOODING DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY. IT IS
IMPORTANT THAT THE PEOPLE OF ARKANSAS STAY WEATHER AWARE AND AVOID
RIVERS...STREAMS...AND CREEKS...ESPECIALLY IF CAMPING DURING THE
HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL REMAIN IN THE FORECAST FOR THE REMAINDER OF
THE WORK WEEK WITH TEMPERATURES GRADUALLY WARMING THROUGH THE WEEK.


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