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 Fri Feb 23 2018

Across Arkansas on Friday, much of the rain moved a bit farther
north, and settled over northern Arkansas. The amounts did come down
also, with mostly light to at times moderate rain seen across the
area. 24 hour rain amounts from Thursday morning to Friday morning
were several inches, with the Little Rock area seeing 2 to 4 inches,
with isolated higher amounts in spots. Areas of flooding were noted
over much of southwest, to central to northeast Arkansas, with other
areas seeing flooding a major concern. On the weather map, a
southwest upper pattern remained over the region, and upper level
weather systems will continue to move over Arkansas and bring
additional rain. After morning lows mainly in the 40s to some 50s,
highs on Friday reached the 50s over the north and central, while
some 60s over the south.

Friday night, the chance of rain will stay in the forecast, while
lighter rain amounts will be seen. Although, any areas that are
flooded will see little relief due to the high rain amounts seen in
the last few days. Lows will be from the 40s north, 50s central to
some 60s in the south.

Saturday will see a strong weather system move through the region,
and develop additional showers and thunderstorms, with again some
heavy rain. Also this system will produce some strong to severe
thunderstorms across Arkansas, mainly during the afternoon and
evening hours ahead of the cold front. Strong winds and isolated
tornadoes will be possible.

Additional rainfall with this system will be 1 to 2 inches with
isolated higher amounts. Given the already saturated soils due to
recent heavy rain, expect the potential for flash and river flooding
to continue for many areas. Temperatures will top out in the upper
60s to upper 70s on Saturday. Behind the front, high pressure will
bring much dry conditions and slightly cooler temperatures to the
state beginning Sunday.

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