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AWUS84 KLZK 222214

425 PM CDT Sun Oct 22 2017

It was mostly cloudy across Arkansas today, with spotty light rain.
It was also much cooler than Saturday. Afternoon temperatures were
mostly in the 50s and 60s.

Early this morning, a line of strong to severe thunderstorms
moved across Arkansas ahead of a cold front. Around 1 am CDT,
Fort Smith had a 64 mph wind gust. From there, 60 to 80 mph
gusts occurred across mainly the central third of the state,
with trees downed and some structural damage from Clarksville
and Waldron eastward through McRae and Cabot. A home was
also damaged toward the Missouri border at Evening Shade.
An isolated tornado or two may also have been spawned, but
this has not been confirmed.

On the late afternoon weather map, the cold front that
triggered the storms had exited to the east of the region.
Weak high pressure was building into the area behind the front, and
clearing will take place tonight. A secondary cold front was
pushing through the northern Plains, and will reach Arkansas by
Monday evening. No rain is expected with the latter front, but
there will be a reinforcing shot of cool air.

As far as temperatures, lows tonight will be in the 40s to around
50 degrees. Highs on Monday will be in the lower to mid 70s with
more sunshine. Highs on Tuesday will only be in the upper 50s to
upper 60s.

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