Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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FXUS64 KLZK 181051
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
451 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

.SHORT TERM...Today Through Tuesday Night
Clouds/patchy fog this morning will give way to partly sunny
conditions as the day progresses. After that, unsettled weather
is in the forecast.

A storm system over the southwest United States will interact
with a stalled boundary along the Gulf Coast. Clouds will move
back over the region, and rain will start developing over
southern Arkansas tonight.

Good chances of showers/isolated thunderstorms will be noted
Tuesday/Tuesday night as the aforementioned system nears. Rain
will be heavy at times, especially across the southern half
of the state.

Through dawn on Wednesday, two to three inches of rain could
fall from Little Rock southward. Locally more rain is possible.
Farther north, only a quarter inch of liquid is expected toward
the Missouri border, with half inch to inch and a half amounts
heading south toward Interstate 40.

As far as temperatures, it will be mild through the period, with
above average readings expected.
&&

.LONG TERM...Wednesday Through Sunday
An upper trough moves through Arkansas on Wednesday with an upper
ridge off the tip of Florida and an upper trough over the Pacific
Northwest. The Arkansas upper trough moves to the east coast
Wednesday night as the western upper trough moves to the Rockies.
This trough moves into the Plains Friday and to the east coast
Saturday. A broad upper trough develops over the Nation`s midsection
Sunday.

Colder air is on the way after mild temperatures during mid week.
Temperatures in the 50s and 60s are expected Wednesday through
Friday...then a cold front on Friday will bring colder air for the
weekend. Highs Saturday are expected in the 40s and 50s...then 30s
and 40s on Sunday. The warmer temperatures will be associated with a
warm front that will move through on Thursday.

Rain is expected to be ending Wednesday morning as a cold front
moves east of the area. Thursday will be dry as we are between
systems. The rain returns Thursday night as the next cold front
approaches. Will keep the small chance of light rain or flurries in
the northwest Friday night and Saturday night. A cold rain is
expected Sunday then a chance of light rain or flurries again Sunday
night.
&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Batesville AR     60  47  62  48 /   0  10  40  80
Camden AR         63  51  65  53 /  10  40  90  90
Harrison AR       59  46  61  45 /   0  10  20  60
Hot Springs AR    62  50  63  52 /  10  20  70  90
Little Rock   AR  62  50  63  52 /  10  20  70  90
Monticello AR     62  52  66  55 /  10  40  80  90
Mount Ida AR      62  49  65  50 /   0  20  70  90
Mountain Home AR  59  45  62  44 /   0  10  10  60
Newport AR        60  46  60  48 /   0  10  50  90
Pine Bluff AR     61  50  64  53 /  10  30  80  90
Russellville AR   60  47  63  50 /   0  10  50  90
Searcy AR         60  46  61  49 /   0  20  60  90
Stuttgart AR      62  50  63  52 /  10  20  70  90
&&

.LZK Watches/Warnings/Advisories...NONE.
&&

$$

Short Term...46 / Long Term...51



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