Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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FXUS64 KLZK 030858
AFDLZK

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
358 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT

STILL HAVE SOME LOW CLOUDS LINGERING ACROSS THE STATE EARLY THIS
MORNING. THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE CASE AS ONE MORE DISTURBANCE
DIVES SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION...FINALLY SHIFTING SOUTH OF THE STATE
THIS EVENING. BEHIND THAT SHORTWAVE...NORTHERLY FLOW FROM THE
SURFACE THROUGH THE MID LEVEL WILL SPREAD INTO THE REGION. THIS WILL
KEEP ARKANSAS MOSTLY CLEAR/SUNNY FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THE END
OF THE SHORT TERM.

&&

.LONG TERM...THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THE PERIOD WILL BEGIN WITH HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING OVER THE REGION
BEHIND A COLD FRONT VIA A NORTHWEST WIND FLOW ALOFT.
EVENTUALLY...RIDGING WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY...WITH A BIG TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHEAST
UNITED STATES AND ANOTHER OUT WEST. THIS BLOCKING PATTERN WILL KEEP
IT DRY THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY.

EVENTUALLY...THE SYSTEM TO THE WEST WILL WOBBLE CLOSE ENOUGH TO
PRODUCE ISOLATED SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS BY SUNDAY. PRECIPITATION
COVERAGE WILL BE A LITTLE MORE ON MONDAY...BUT NOT WIDESPREAD
YET.

AS FAR AS TEMPERATURES...READINGS WILL BE CLOSE TO NORMAL AS THE
PERIOD BEGINS...WITH READINGS GOING AT/ABOVE NORMAL AS THE PERIOD
PROGRESSES.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
BATESVILLE AR     70  51  75  48 /  10   0   0   0
CAMDEN AR         73  51  78  52 /   0   0   0   0
HARRISON AR       67  48  72  45 /   0   0   0   0
HOT SPRINGS AR    72  51  77  51 /   0   0   0   0
LITTLE ROCK   AR  72  52  78  52 /   0   0   0   0
MONTICELLO AR     72  52  77  53 /  10   0   0   0
MOUNT IDA AR      71  49  77  49 /   0   0   0   0
MOUNTAIN HOME AR  69  48  74  46 /   0   0   0   0
NEWPORT AR        71  51  75  49 /  10   0   0   0
PINE BLUFF AR     71  52  77  52 /  10   0   0   0
RUSSELLVILLE AR   72  48  78  48 /   0   0   0   0
SEARCY AR         70  50  76  49 /   0   0   0   0
STUTTGART AR      70  52  76  51 /  10   0   0   0
&&

.LZK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...64 / LONG TERM...46



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