Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR
FXUS64 KLZK 242321 AAA
Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
521 PM CST Tue Jan 24 2017
Updated to include the 00Z aviation discussion below...
Expect VFR conditions to start off this TAF period...with the
breezy winds weakening some this evening and overnight.
However...moisture levels will be on the rise towards
daybreak...with mainly MVFR CIGs developing across most of central
and SRN AR. There will also be some small chances for rain across
the far SERN portion of AR along a cold front as it progresses SE
through the state on Wed. Winds will shift to the NW behind this
front...with some gusts nearing 20kts Wed afternoon.
.PREV DISCUSSION...(ISSUED 251 PM CST Tue Jan 24 2017)
SHORT TERM...Tonight Through Thursday
Breezy south/southeast winds will become less gusty overnight.
Clouds will increase/thicken, with small chances of showers
in the southeast half of the state. This will be ahead of
a cold front that will exit the region to the east Wednesday
Behind the front, winds will shift to the west/northwest,
and slightly cooler/drier air will arrive. Clouds will
decrease as the day progresses.
It will remain dry on Thursday. Temperatures will be close
to seasonal and may actually be a little below average.
LONG TERM...Thursday Night Through Tuesday
Still no sig chgs made to the going fcst. W/NWLY flow aloft wl bring
a series of weak upr lvl impulses acrs the region thru the PD.
However, due to a lack of sig moisture, just expect some incrs in
clouds with each system. A stronger upr trof is fcst to sweep acrs
the area later in the weekend, but have opted to keep the fcst dry
attm. Temps wl rmn close to seasonal norms.