Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KLZK 222020
AFDLZK

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
220 PM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...

.Short term...Tonight through Tuesday night.

Overall the sensible weather situation is being handled well by both
our current forecast and the short term models that remain in
generally good agreement. As such, the forecast will follow their
lead this afternoon.

Low pressure clearly seen on water vapor imagery, visible satellite
imagery, radar and any other imagery available to look at. Center of
circulation currently over southeast Arkansas and continuing to pull
away to the east. Plenty of moisture still wrapping around the low
and producing generally light rain but the overall precipitation
trend has been slowly waning.

Will still need to hold on to rain chances for several more hours
until the system pulls away and a pre first period will be added to
this evening forecast package. There is still an outside chance of
thunder until sunset and forecast will reflect this although its
high unlikely it will occur. Any lingering precipitation will be
east of the Mississippi River by midnight.

Models continue to show the pressure gradient behind the front
increasing with time and becoming fairly substantial this evening.
Will leave the current lake wind and wind advisories in place
although the onset maybe a little delayed for most of the forecast
area.

Drier air will move in behind the system and with the pressure
gradient relaxing, temperatures will be a little cooler tonight and
Monday. However, northwest winds will gradually take on a more
southerly component as surface high pressure rapidly shifts eastward
by late Monday and Tuesday with temperatures climbing to above
normal again. A weak frontal passage is expected late in the period
with little fanfare as it moves through.
&&

.Long Term...Wednesday through Sunday

We start out the extended period in the immediate wake of a dry cold
front. A dry, stable and cool pattern setting up for the entire
extended period as a consistent pattern of westerly and northerly
flow aloft will also bring cooler, near normal temps for this time
of year. Light west to northwest surface winds will result in low RH
values. A reinforcing cold front will move through the area late Sat
with little fanfare.
&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Batesville AR     58  40  54  36 /  90  20   0   0
Camden AR         62  41  59  39 /  50  20   0   0
Harrison AR       54  35  52  36 / 100  10   0   0
Hot Springs AR    58  39  57  37 /  70  10   0   0
Little Rock   AR  60  40  55  36 /  70  20   0   0
Monticello AR     61  43  57  38 /  50  30   0   0
Mount Ida AR      58  37  59  37 /  70  10   0   0
Mountain Home AR  56  37  53  35 / 100  10   0   0
Newport AR        58  41  53  35 /  90  30   0   0
Pine Bluff AR     60  41  55  37 /  50  30   0   0
Russellville AR   59  36  56  34 /  90  10   0   0
Searcy AR         60  38  55  32 /  90  30   0   0
Stuttgart AR      60  42  54  38 /  60  30   0   0
&&

.LZK Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
Lake Wind Advisory until 3 AM CST Monday FOR Baxter-Boone-
Bradley-Calhoun-Clark-Cleburne-Cleveland-Conway-Dallas-Drew-
Faulkner-Fulton-Garland-Grant-Hot Spring-Independence-Izard-
Jackson-Johnson-Logan-Marion-Montgomery-Newton-Ouachita-Perry-
Pike-Polk-Pope-Saline-Scott-Searcy-Sharp-Stone-Van Buren-White-
Woodruff-Yell.

Wind Advisory until 3 AM CST Monday FOR Arkansas-Desha-Jefferson-
Lincoln-Lonoke-Monroe-Prairie-Pulaski.

&&

$$

Short Term...56 / Long Term...32



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