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FXUS64 KLZK 271944
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
244 PM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT

HAVE CONTINUED TO SEE A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY MAKE ITS WAY THROUGH
THE STATE TODAY...WITH DEWPOINTS DROPPING QUICKLY BEHIND THE FRONT
AND WINDS PICKING UP. BEGINNING TO SEE THE PRESSURE GRADIENT RELAX A
BIT ACROSS SW MISSOURI AND SE KANSAS...THEREFORE THINK ALLOWING THE
LAKE WIND ADVISORY EXPIRE AT 00Z SEEMS ON TRACK. PRECIP ACROSS THE
STATE HAS BEEN STUBBORN WITH CLOUDS BEING SLOW TO CLEAR. JUST MADE
SOME MINOR TWEAKS TO THE POP GRIDS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE
AFTERNOON AND BROUGHT POPS A BIT FURTHER TO THE WEST.

MAIN CONCERN WITH THE SHORT TERM WILL BE OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES
WITH POPS ENTERING THE FORECAST. THE MAV HAS COME IN QUITE A BIT
COLDER WITH THE LATEST MODELS RUNS...WITH THE MET HINTING AT IT AS
WELL...BUT NOT NEARLY AS DRASTIC. TRENDED THE OVERNIGHT LOW FORECAST
MORE TOWARDS THE MET. WINDS WILL BECOME LIGHT OVERNIGHT
TONIGHT...BUT CLOUDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE AFTER 06Z...WHICH WILL
HELP KEEP TEMPERATURES A BIT WARMER. ALSO HAVE SLIGHT CHANCE POPS
GOING ACROSS NORTHERN ARKANSAS...WITH CHANCES GENERALLY FOR
RAIN...BUT CAN NOT RULE OUT A FEW FLAKES FLYING ACROSS THE NORTH.

LOW TEMPERATURES INTO SATURDAY MORNING COULD BE A BIT TRICKIER. MAV
CAME BACK SIX DEGREES COOLER ACROSS NORTHERN ARKANSAS WITH THE MET
ABOUT TWO DEGREES COOLER. DID TREND MIN TEMPS DOWNWARD...BUT STILL
KEPT READINGS ABOVE FREEZING. AGAIN...CLOUDS WILL BE PREVALENT AND A
SECOND ROUND OF PRECIPITATION WILL BE POSSIBLE. THE GFS AND NAM HAVE
COME BACK A BIT WETTER WITH THIS SYSTEM...BUT STILL THINK TEMPS WILL
BE JUST WARM ENOUGH TO MINIMIZE ANY WINTER WX HAZARDS.

SOUTHERLY FLOW AND WARMER TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN FOR SUNDAY BEFORE
THE NEXT COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE STATE AND BRINGS PRECIPITATION
CHANCES BACK TO THE FORECAST.

&&

.LONG TERM...TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

OVERALL THE PERIOD LOOKS TO BE UNSETTLED AT BEST WITH SEVERAL ROUNDS
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO CONTEND WITH. MEDIUM RANGE MODELS
REMAIN IN GOOD ENOUGH AGREEMENT THAT A BLEND OF SOLUTIONS IS
PREFERRED BUT NONE OF THEM REALLY PRODUCE LARGE AMOUNTS OF RAIN.

PERIOD INITIATES WITH A STALLED OUT FRONT STRETCHED OUT ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN THIRD OF THE STATE WITH A CONTINUING CHANCE OF RAIN ALONG
THIS BOUNDARY AS IT WASHES OUT. MEANWHILE ANOTHER WAVE OF LOW
PRESSURE WILL LIFT OUT OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WITH MORE
PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE.

THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT DROPPING DOWN FROM THE NORTH
WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACCOMPANYING IT. THE NEW
FRONT WILL EXIT THURSDAY AFTERNOON...WITH A TEMPORARY END TO
PRECIPITATION. HOWEVER...THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT THE FRONT WILL
STALL LIKE ITS PREDECESSOR...AND THAT COULD RESULT IN MORE RAIN
CHANCES AS THE PERIOD ENDS. TEMPERATURES WILL RUN SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
BATESVILLE AR     34  45  34  64 /  20  40   0  10
CAMDEN AR         41  64  45  76 /  10  10   0   0
HARRISON AR       34  49  36  65 /  30  30   0  10
HOT SPRINGS AR    39  60  43  72 /  10  10   0   0
LITTLE ROCK   AR  38  52  40  70 /  10  20   0   0
MONTICELLO AR     39  57  44  74 /  10  10   0   0
MOUNT IDA AR      37  62  42  72 /  10  10   0   0
MOUNTAIN HOME AR  33  49  35  65 /  30  40   0  10
NEWPORT AR        34  45  36  63 /  20  40   0   0
PINE BLUFF AR     38  53  42  72 /  10  20   0   0
RUSSELLVILLE AR   38  57  39  69 /  20  20   0  10
SEARCY AR         34  47  36  67 /  20  40   0   0
STUTTGART AR      37  49  40  69 /  10  30   0   0
&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...65 / LONG TERM...56





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