Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
425 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

GRAY AND GENERALLY GLOOMY CONDITIONS PREVAILED ACROSS THE NATURAL
STATE TODAY AS ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE REMAINS IN PLACE. THE
THICK CLOUD COVER HELPED KEEP TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S DURING THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS BUT HAVE PREVENTED TEMPERATURES FROM RISING MUCH
TODAY. THE FIRST FULL DAY OF WINTER DID NOT FEEL LIKE WINTER AT ALL
WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S AND WINDS FROM THE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR WAS SHOWING GENERALLY
LIGHT PRECIPITATION BUT IT WAS COVERING THE MAJORITY OF THE STATE.
THIS PRECIPITATION WAS IN THE FORM OF LIGHT SHOWERS AND PATCHY
DRIZZLE BUT ACTUAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WITH THIS SYSTEM ARE LIGHT WITH
MOST AREAS SEEING JUST A FEW HUNDREDTHS.

A LARGE TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE COVER THE NATIONS MID SECTION AT THIS
TIME AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CURRENT WEATHER SITUATION. ANOTHER
PIECE OF ENERGY WILL ROTATE THROUGH THIS TROUGH AND GENERATE AN AREA
OF LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE TEXAS GULF COAST. THIS LOW PRESSURE IS
THEN EXPECTED TO LIFT NORTHEAST THROUGH THE TENNESSEE VALLEY TUESDAY
AND TUESDAY NIGHT WITH RAIN EXPECTED ONCE AGAIN FOR THE MAJORITY OF
THE STATE.

ENOUGH COLDER AIR WILL POUR IN BEHIND THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT AND
THERE WILL BE A BRIEF CHANGEOVER TO SNOW ACROSS THE NORTH. THE
GROUND WILL BE WARM ENOUGH AND THE BEST MOISTURE EAST OF THE STATE
THAT LITTLE IF ANY ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.

A DRYING TREND WILL COMMENCE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK ALTHOUGH
A FEW STRAY SHOWERS CAN STILL NOT BE RULED AS SEVERAL VERY WEAK
UPPER DISTURBANCES MOVE THROUGH THE PREVAILING FLOW. TEMPERATURES
WILL AVERAGE PRETTY CLOSE TO NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

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