Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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FXUS64 KLZK 231137

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
537 AM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

Low pressure will pull away from Arkansas today and allow high
pressure to build into the area. West and northwest winds continue
to be strong this morning but will deccrease through the day. The
strongest winds will be in the north. Low clouds with MVFR
conditions in the north will decrease this morning. The rest of
the area will be clear through the period with VFR conditions.


.PREV DISCUSSION...(ISSUED 404 AM CST Tue Jan 23 2018)
SHORT TERM...Today Through Wednesday Night

Low pressure will continue to move northeast away from Arkansas
today. High pressure will build into the area. The strong pressure
gradient between the two systems will keep strong winds over the
state this morning, but they will decrease during the afternoon.
The high pressure will bring clear skies to the area today through
Wednesday. The clouds in the north this morning will dissipate as
the low moves away. Highs today will be in the 40s and 50s and in
the 50s area wide. After lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s
tonight, lows will be in the lower 30s for Wednesday night.

LONG TERM...Thursday Through Monday

No signs of the Arctic Express in the extended period, with a
dominant southern stream noted. As the period begins, it will be dry
on Thursday and much of Friday, but clouds/moisture will be on the
increase. This will happen as a new storm system and cold front
advance toward Arkansas from the Plains.

Scattered to numerous showers are in the forecast Friday night and
Saturday as the front pushes through the state. It will be somewhat
cooler behind the front, and there is a chance of a brief wintry mix
before precipitation winds down Saturday night. This will amount to
little or nothing.

Pacific air will follow the front, so it will not be cold by any
means. Above average temperatures will continue Sunday/Monday, and
dry conditions will return as high pressure builds over the area.


.LZK Watches/Warnings/Advisories...NONE.


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