Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR
AWUS84 KLZK 212218
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ARKANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
425 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017
Scattered showers continued to move across the Natural State this
afternoon as a cut off low pressure system passes just to our south.
Precipitation has started to taper off in northwest Arkansas,
however, rain will continue for a while longer across central and
southern sections of the state. Temperatures this afternoon have
ranged from the upper 50s to lower 60s. Additional rainfall amounts
will be light through the evening hours. Tonight, precipitation will
come to an end with lows in the lower 40s to lower 50s.
Springlike weather will return on Wednesday and remain for several
days. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s with skies clearing from
west to east. Winds will be light and variable. Wednesday night,
partly cloudy skies will return with lows in the lower to mid 50s.
Thursday will be another very warm day with near record highs
possible. High temperatures will be in the mid 70s to near 80.
Breezy conditions can be expected with southerly winds of 10 to 20
mph with possibly higher gusts in a few areas. A new cold front will
arrive from the west Thursday night and Friday. It will be windy
surrounding the front, with only small chances for showers in the
As winds pick up and drier air arrives behind the front on Friday,
the fire danger is expected to increase. Given drought conditions in
northwest Arkansas, this is where the wildfire concern will be