Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KLZK 181942
AFDLZK

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
240 PM CDT SAT OCT 18 2014

.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT

NWLY FLOW ALOFT CONTD TO BRING SOME MID AND HIGH LVL CLOUDS ACRS THE
FA TODAY. BY MID AFTN...THE CLOUDS HAVE BCM MORE SCTD IN NATURE.
THIS HAS MADE FOR A PLEASANT AFTN WITH A N/NELY WIND FLOW AND TEMPS
IN THE MID 60S TO MID 70S.

LTL OVERALL CHG IN THE FCST IS ANTICIPATED FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS. A PERSISTENT SFC RDG WL SLOLY WEAKEN ACRS THE REGION HEADING
INTO SUN/SUN NGT. THIS WL ALLOW SFC WINDS TO GRADUALLY VEER TO A
S/SWLY DIRECTION...ALONG WITH A SLOW WARMING TREND.

MEANWHILE...THE CONTD NWLY UPR FLOW WL BRING ANOTHER WEAK CDFNT SEWD
INTO AR BY MON. EXPECT AN INCRS IN CLOUD COVER ASSOCD WITH THE
BNDRY. WHILE SIG MOISTURE WL BE LIMITED...OPTED TO KEEP SLGT CHC
POPS FOR NRN AR MON AHEAD OF FNT FOR CONSISTENCY. HIGH PRES WL
RETURN BY TUE...ALONG WITH REINFORCING SHOT OF COOLER AND DRIER AIR.
&&

.LONG TERM...WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

WITH SURFACE RIDGE REMAINING NEAR OR OVER ARKANSAS...DRY WEATHER
WILL BE INDICATED FOR THIS FORECAST PERIOD. HOWEVER...WILL NEED TO
KEEP AN EYE ON THE THURSDAY/FRIDAY TIME FRAME SO MAKE SURE THAT
RIDGE REMAINS ADEQUATELY POSITIONED TO KEEP MOISTURE TONGUE TO THE
WEST OF ARKANSAS. TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW
SEASONAL NORMALS.
&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...44 / LONG TERM...28





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