Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KLZK 250851
AFDLZK

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
350 AM CDT SAT OCT 25 2014

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT

SFC HIGH PRES RDG WAS SITUATED JUST TO THE SE OF THE FA EARLY THIS
MRNG...RESULTING IN A LGT W/SWLY WIND FLOW IN MOST AREAS. SKIES WERE
CLEAR AND PATCHY FOG WAS AGAIN NOTED...ESP IN THE VALLEYS AND AREAS
LAKES.

UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPS WL BE THE HEADLINE FOR THE WEEKEND AS HIGH
PRES ALOFT BLDS ACRS THE AREA. S/SWLY SFC WINDS WL INCRS OVR THE FA
ESP ON SUN AS A STORM SYS DVLPS IN THE PLAINS STATES. HIGHS TODAY WL
BE MAINLY IN THE LOWER AND MID 80S...WITH MID TO UPR 80S EXPECTED
SUN. A FEW RECORD HIGH TEMPS COULD AT LEAST BE TIED SUN AFTN.

THE UPR RDG IS PROGGED TO WEAKEN AND SHIFT EWD BY MON AS A BROAD UPR
TROF HEADS EWD ACRS THE ROCKIES AND EVENTUALLY INTO THE PLAINS
STATES. CLOUDS WL INCRS FM THE W ON MON AS AN ASSOCD CDFNT APCHS FM
THE NW. SCTD SHRA/ISOLD TSRA WL BE POSSIBLE ACRS NWRN AR STARTING
MON NGT. THE CDFNT WL SHIFT SEWD THRU AR TUE/EARLY TUE NGT WITH GOOD
CHCS OF SHRA/TSRA ACCOMPANYING THE FROPA. RAIN CHCS WL GRADUALLY
DIMINISH FM THE NW STARTING TUE NGT AND WED.
&&

.LONG TERM...WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

AN UPPER TROUGH WILL BE MOVING THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES AND
APPALACHIANS WEDNESDAY TO BEGIN THE LONG TERM PERIOD WITH AN UPPER
RIDGE OVER THE WESTERN U.S. THE TROUGH WILL MOVE TO THE EAST COAST
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. AS HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT BUILDS OVER THE WESTERN U.S.
THURSDAY...NORTHWEST FLOW WILL DEVELOP OVER ARKANSAS. THE UPPER
RIDGE WILL MOVE INTO THE PLAINS FRIDAY.

A COLD FRONT WILL BE JUST SOUTHEAST OF ARKANSAS TO BEGIN THE PERIOD.
THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CENTRAL AND
SOUTH AS A SHORT WAVE MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. ANOTHER SHORT WAVE
MOVES THROUGH MISSOURI THURSDAY AND SHOULD JUST BRING ADDITIONAL
CLOUD COVER TO NORTH ARKANSAS. DRIER AIR MOVES IN FOR SATURDAY.
TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE
PERIOD.
&&

.LZK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...44 / LONG TERM...51










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