Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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FXUS64 KLZK 051143
AFDLZK

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
643 AM CDT THU MAY 5 2016

.AVIATION...05/12Z TAF CYCLE

HIGH PRES WL PREVAIL ACRS THE FA...RESULTING IN CONTD VFR CONDS
THRU THE PD. /44/
&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 355 AM CDT THU MAY 5 2016/

SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT

SFC HIGH PRES WAS BLDG INTO THE REGION OVERNIGHT...RESULTING IN LGT
NWLY WINDS AND CLEAR SKIES. EARLY MRNG TEMPS WERE MAINLY IN THE 40S
AND 50S. MEANWHILE ALOFT...A CLOSED LOW WAS MEANDERING OVR THE OH
VALLEY REGION...WITH NWLY FLOW ALOFT FIRMLY IN PLACE OVR THE CNTRL
PART OF THE NATION.

BENIGN WX WL BE THE RULE ACRS THE MID SOUTH THRU THE PD. SFC HIGH
PRES WL RMN IN CONTROL...WITH THE HIGH CENTER PROGGED TO PASS OVR AR
LATE TNGT/FRI. HIGH TEMPS TODAY WL BE A BIT COOLER...WITH READINGS
MAINLY IN THE 70S. CLEAR SKIES AND LGT WINDS TNGT WL ALLOW THE
MERCURY DROP INTO THE 40S AND LOWER 50S. ON FRI...LOOK FOR MAX TEMPS
TO BE CLOSER TO NORMAL SFC WINDS BEGIN TO VEER TO THE W/SW. THE
WARMING TREND WL CONT INTO THE START OF THE WEEKEND AS UPR RDG WORKS
ACRS THE AREA.

LONG TERM...SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

THE EXTENDED PERIOD WILL BEGIN WITH UPPER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS OVER
THE DESERT SOUTHWEST AND EAST COAST AND UPPER HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE
PLAINS. THE UPPER RIDGE WILL MOVE SLOWLY EAST THROUGH SUNDAY AND BY
SUNDAY NIGHT WILL BE CENTERED OVER THE SOUTHEAST U.S. THE UPPER LOW
IN THE WEST WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS MONDAY...AND GREAT
LAKES TUESDAY. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE
NORTHERN PLAINS WEDNESDAY.

AT THE SURFACE...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED OVER LOUISIANA
SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT OVER WEST TEXAS SUNDAY WILL SLOWLY MOVE EAST
MONDAY AND TUESDAY AND ENTER NORTHWEST ARKANSAS WEDNESDAY. WHEN THE
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES EAST SUNDAY...MOISTURE WILL RETURN TO ARKANSAS.
THIS WILL HELP DESTABILIZE THE ATMOSPHERE AND CHANCES FOR
THUNDERSTORMS WILL RETURN SUNDAY IN THE WEST...THEN WILL INCREASE
STATEWIDE MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 70S
TO MID 80S ARE EXPECTED...WITH LOWS IN THE 50S AND 60S.
&&

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

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