Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
342 PM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT

SNOW IS CHANGING OVER TO SLEET ACROSS THE NORTH...AND AS WARMER AIR
MOVES IN ALOFT...PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE OVER TO FREEZING
RAIN/FREEZING DRIZZLE. HAVE CONTINUED WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...AS TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED.
HOWEVER...AMOUNTS WILL BE GENERALLY LIGHT. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED
TO DECREASE AFTER MIDNIGHT...BUT ENOUGH OF A FREEZING DRIZZLE
POTENTIAL TO KEEP ADVISORY GOING THROUGH SUNRISE.

FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA SUNDAY...WITH RAIN CHANCES IN THE
FORECAST. THE FRONT WILL STALL OUT ACROSS SOUTHERN ARKANSAS AND THEN
MOVE BACK TO THE NORTH AS A WARM FRONT MONDAY AFTERNOON/NIGHT. SOUTH
WINDS WILL BRING WARM TEMPERATURES BACK TO THE REGION...WITH
READINGS NEAR 70 ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST.

AS COLD FRONT MOVES INTO THE REGION TUESDAY...THUNDERSTORMS WILL
DEVELOP WITH THE CLASH OF WARM AIR. TUESDAY NIGHT...MUCH COOLER AIR
WILL ARRIVE...LEADING TO ANOTHER CHANCE OF WINTER PRECIPITATION.
WINTER WEATHER WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EXTENDED.
&&

.LONG TERM...WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

THE EXTENDED PERIOD DOES NOT LOOK LIKE SPRING AT ALL. DATA IS
SHOWING A STRONG COLD FRONT PLOWING THROUGH THE REGION FROM THE
NORTH ON WEDNESDAY...WITH MUCH COLDER AIR TO FOLLOW. DATA IS ALSO
INDICATING THAT THIS WILL BE AN ANAFRONT...WITH MOISTURE BEHIND THIS
SHALLOW BOUNDARY. GIVEN THIS...HAVE WINTRY PRECIPITATION FOLLOWING
THE FRONT AS TEMPERATURES DROP.

PRECIPITATION SHOULD COME TO AN END WEDNESDAY EVENING. ARCTIC HIGH
PRESSURE WILL FOLLOW...AND WILL PROVIDE DRY WEATHER AND MUCH BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES INITIALLY. READINGS WILL MODIFY TOWARD NEXT
WEEKEND.
&&

.LZK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 6 AM CST SUNDAY FOR BAXTER-BOONE-
FULTON-IZARD-JOHNSON-MARION-NEWTON-SEARCY-SHARP-STONE.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...58 / LONG TERM...46



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