Regional Weather Summary
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AWUS84 KLZK 231645

1125 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

Clouds moved in across Arkansas during the early morning hours with
morning low temperatures near normal for this time of year. Readings
were in the 40s across the north with lower 50s observed in southern

Today, morning clouds will give way to mostly sunny sky conditions
by afternoon, with highs expected to top out in the the 70s to lower

For tonight, partly cloudy skies are expected, with milder lows
in the 50s to some 60s. A storm system will begin to move closer to
Arkansas, and scattered rain will be seen over far western areas by
Friday morning.

On Friday, a storm system will intensify in the Plains, and this
system will drag a cold front into Arkansas. The front will bring
showers and thunderstorms, with some severe weather expected in the
form of a line of thunderstorms. The thunderstorms will push across
the state Friday evening through the overnight hours. At this time,
strong damaging winds appear to be the greatest threat, however
large hail
and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. The storms are forecast
to move out of Arkansas by early Saturday, with highs in the 60s to

Dry weather is expected for Sunday, but then another chance of rain
late Sunday and into the first part of the new work week.

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