Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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AWUS84 KLZK 232225

425 PM CST THU FEB 23 2017

Clear skies, warm temperatures, and breezy conditions are the main
weather features around the Natural State this afternoon. Southerly
winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph were common due a
strengthening area of low pressure to our northwest. Temperatures
this afternoon climbed into the mid 70s to the lower 80s. Tonight,
breezy conditions will persist with temperatures only falling into
the upper 40s to upper 50s.

A cold front will begin to move into Northwest Arkansas on Friday
morning. As winds pick up and drier air arrives behind the front,
the fire danger is expected to increase. Given drought conditions in
northwest Arkansas, this is where the wildfire concern will be
greatest. Temperatures will vary greatly due to the timing of the
frontal passage. High temperatures will be in upper 50s across the
northwest portions of the state , mid 70s across central, and upper
70s across southeast Arkansas. The front will have limited moisture
available so rainfall is not expected. Friday night, the cold front
will move south and east of Arkansas allowing for much colder air to
filter into the state. Lows are expected to be in the upper 20s to
lower 40s. A freeze is possible in some locations across Northwest

Temperatures will return to near normal on Saturday with upper 40s
to upper 50s expected. Saturday night, temperatures will be in the
upper 20s to lower 30s. A freeze is likely across central and
northern Arkansas. Dry conditions will prevail through early Sunday
morning. Rain chances should return to the state during the daytime
on Sunday with temperatures in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

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