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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1125 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

A COLD FRONT WAS APPROACHING THE REGION FROM THE PLAINS THIS
MORNING. AHEAD OF THE FRONT...BREEZY SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL
PUSH TEMPERATURES INTO THE 70S TO LOWER 80S THIS AFTERNOON. THE
FIRST ROUND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL WEAKEN ACROSS CENTRAL
AND EASTERN ARKANSAS HEADING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS.

MEANWHILE...ANOTHER LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT
THE AREA LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING AS THE AFOREMENTIONED
COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS ARKANSAS. SOME OF THESE STORMS COULD BECOME
SEVERE...WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS THE MAIN CONCERNS.

THIS WILL NOT BE A BIG RAINMAKER. A QUARTER TO THREE QUARTER INCH
AMOUNTS ARE IN THE FORECAST ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN
COUNTIES...WITH LOCALLY OVER AN INCH. FARTHER SOUTH AND WEST...
AMOUNTS WILL BE LESS...WITH NO RAIN AT ALL IN SOME PLACES.

RAIN WILL MOSTLY END BY MIDNIGHT AS THE FRONT EXITS THE AREA.  IT
WILL BE MILD AND DRY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. AS THE WEEKEND CLOSES...A
POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE MIDDLE PART OF THE COUNTRY
FROM THE ROCKIES. THIS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN ANOTHER ROUND OF
THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY NIGHT. THE SYSTEM WILL BE
A SLOW MOVER...WITH MORE STORMS EXPECTED ON MONDAY.

THE EVENT SUNDAY AND MONDAY COULD BE SIGNIFICANT...WITH AN OUTBREAK
OF SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE. THERE WILL ALSO BE AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN.
EARLY PROJECTIONS ARE CALLING FOR WIDESPREAD ONE TO THREE INCH
AMOUNTS...WITH LOCALLY OVER FOUR INCHES.

AFTER THE SYSTEM WOBBLES TO THE EAST...MUCH COOLER AIR WILL FILTER
INTO ARKANSAS AS APRIL CLOSES. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON WEDNESDAY MAY
ONLY BE IN THE 50S AND 60S...WITH LOWS IN THE 30S AND 40S BY DAWN ON
THURSDAY.

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