Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
500 AM CDT SUN MAY 17 2015

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ARKANSAS-BAXTER-BOONE-BRADLEY-CALHOUN-CLARK-CLEBURNE-CLEVELAND-
CONWAY-DALLAS-DESHA-DREW-FAULKNER-FULTON-GARLAND-GRANT-HOT SPRING-
INDEPENDENCE-IZARD-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSON-LINCOLN-LOGAN-LONOKE-
MARION-MONROE-MONTGOMERY-NEWTON-OUACHITA-PERRY-PIKE-POLK-POPE-
PRAIRIE-PULASKI-SALINE-SCOTT-SEARCY-SHARP-STONE-VAN BUREN-WHITE-
WOODRUFF-YELL-
500 AM CDT SUN MAY 17 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR A LARGE PART OF ARKANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN NORTHERN AND WESTERN
ARKANSAS EARLY THIS MORNING WILL FALL APART. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL REDEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE REGION.
PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVY TONIGHT.

SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE THROUGH TONIGHT. DAMAGING STRAIGHT-LINE
WINDS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL OR LARGER ARE THE MAIN CONCERNS.

FLASH FLOODING IS ALSO A POSSIBILITY THROUGH TONIGHT. THERE IS A
TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MOISTURE AVAILABLE...AND THIS WILL MAKE STORMS
MORE EFFICIENT RAINMAKERS. ALSO...THE GROUND IS NEARLY SATURATED AND
CANNOT HOLD MUCH ADDITIONAL WATER...ESPECIALLY IN THE WESTERN HALF
OF THE STATE. THIS WILL MAKE HIGH WATER PROBLEMS MORE LIKELY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH INTO ARKANSAS FROM THE NORTHWEST ON
MONDAY. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE AHEAD OF
THE FRONT...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN AND EASTERN COUNTIES.

RIVERS MAY GO UP IN PARTS OF THE AREA DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH RAIN
ACTUALLY FALLS THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS WILL BE MONITORED
CLOSELY.

THE FRONT MAY MAKE IT INTO NORTHERN LOUISIANA ON TUESDAY BEFORE
STALLING. IT APPEARS THE FRONT WILL WOBBLE BETWEEN LITTLE ROCK AND
NEW ORLEANS THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK. A SOUTHWEST WIND ALOFT WILL
PERIODICALLY DRIVE STORM SYSTEMS TOWARD THE STATE...AND THE SYSTEMS
WILL INTERACT WITH THE FRONT. THIS WILL RESULT IN MORE HIT AND MISS
PRECIPITATION.

FLASH FLOODING...RIVER FLOODING AND SPOTTY SEVERE WEATHER WILL
CONTINUE TO BE ISSUES IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. PEOPLE ARE ASKED
TO KEEP TRACK OF THE LATEST FORECAST...AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NECESSARY THROUGH TONIGHT GIVEN THE
POSSIBILITY OF SEVERE WEATHER.

&&

VISIT NWS LITTLE ROCK ON THE WEB. GO TO HTTP://WEATHER.GOV AND
CLICK ON CENTRAL ARKANSAS.

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