Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
925 PM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

IT WAS PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY ON SATURDAY...AND THERE WERE ONLY A
FEW SHOWERS IN WESTERN ARKANSAS. HOWEVER...MOISTURE WAS BUILDING
OVER THE PLAINS...AND WAS SLOWLY HEADED THIS WAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES
SATURDAY WERE IN THE LOWER 70S TO MID 80S...AND RANGED FROM 73
DEGREES AT HARRISON TO 85 DEGREES AT EL DORADO AND TEXARKANA.

ON THE SATURDAY EVENING WEATHER MAP...A BIG STORM SYSTEM WAS IN THE
CENTRAL ROCKIES. MEANWHILE...THERE WAS A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES. BETWEEN THESE TWO
FEATURES...THERE WAS A DEEP SOUTHERLY FLOW ACROSS THE PLAINS...AND
THIS WAS PROVIDING A LOT OF MOISTURE.

IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL SLOWLY BUILD FROM THE PLAINS INTO ARKANSAS.
THROUGH TUESDAY...SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN ARE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY
IN THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS ALREADY
POSTED IN THE WEST.

THE GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED AND CANNOT HOLD MUCH ADDITIONAL
WATER. RIVERS ARE RUNNING HIGH. AN IMPENDING HEAVY RAIN EVENT IS
A RECIPE FOR LIFE THREATENING FLOODING. IF EXPECTED RAINFALL COMES
TO FRUITION...ROADS WILL GO UNDER WATER...CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL
OVERFLOW AND HIGH WATER COULD AFFECT HOMES AND BUSINESSES. THIS
IS A POTENTIALLY SERIOUS SITUATION.

BY THE TIME THIS EVENT WINDS DOWN...PARTS OF THE WEST WILL NOT ONLY
HAVE THE WETTEST MAY ON RECORD...IT COULD ALSO BE THE WETTEST SPRING
IN PLACES.

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