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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED FOR AVIATION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
725 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

.AVIATION...

WIDESPREAD LOW CLOUDS/MVFR CONDITIONS WILL BECOME VFR IN MOST PLACES
BY LATE THIS MORNING OR EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS/ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE SOUTHEAST HALF OF THE STATE WILL EXIT TO THE
EAST...WITH ISOLATED STORMS REDEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING.
WINDS WILL BE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST AT 8 TO 14 MPH TODAY...WITH GUSTS
FROM 16 TO 24 MPH IN PLACES THIS MORNING. WINDS TONIGHT WILL
SHIFT TO THE WEST/NORTHWEST AT 4 TO 8 MPH. (46)
&&

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT

STILL HAVE ONGOING MODERATE TO...AT TIMES...HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS
MUCH OF THE STATE THIS MORNING. HOWEVER THE BACK EDGE OF THIS
PRECIPITATION SHIELD IS STEADILY MARCHING EAST ACROSS THE FORECAST
AREA...LYING GENERALLY ALONG A LINE FROM HARRISON THROUGH
RUSSELLVILLE AND DOWN TO ALMOST MT IDA AS OF 4AM. EXPECT THIS TO
PUSH EAST OF THE FORECAST AREA BY ROUGHLY 10AM OR SO. BEHIND THIS
PRECIP SHIELD...THE MAIN FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL PUSH EAST THROUGH
THE STATE. EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO REBOUND FAIRLY WELL...WITH
HIGHS FORECAST TO BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S. THE RECOVERY OF
TEMPS COUPLED WITH THE BOUNDARY SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO FIRE OFF SOME
MORE SHOWERS...HOWEVER I EXPECT THESE TO BE FAIRLY SCATTERED
ABOUT THE AREA. HAVE SOME 30-40 PERCENT RAIN CHANCES IN THE
FORECAST THIS AFTERNOON BUT THIS MAY BE OVERDONE QUITE A BIT WHEN
ALL IS SAID AND DONE.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST LATE TONIGHT...LEADING
DO A VERY NICE DAY COME SUNDAY. MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES WITH DRIER AIR
AND TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM AROUND 70 IN THE NORTHWEST TO AROUND
80 IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARTS OF THE FORECAST AREA.

&&

.LONG TERM...MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

ANOTHER WEAK DISTURBANCE WILL APPROACH ARKANSAS FROM THE WEST
MONDAY...BUT THERE IS STILL NOTABLE DISAGREEMENT WITH HOW MUCH
RAIN THIS WILL PRODUCE IN OUR FORECAST AREA AND JUST HOW FAR NORTH
IT WILL MAKE IT. AS SUCH...ONLY HAVE CHANCE POPS IN THE FORECAST
FOR AREAS MAINLY SOUTH OF THE I-40 CORRIDOR. ZONAL UPPER FLOW LATE
MONDAY AND EARLY TUESDAY WILL THEN AMPLIFY CONSIDERABLY BY MIDWEEK
AS A SHARP UPPER RIDGE BUILDS OVER THE WEST AND A DEEP TROUGH
TAKES SHAPE OVER THE EASTERN CONUS. DRY CONDITIONS LOOK TO PREVAIL
FROM MONDAY NIGHT ONWARD...BUT THE MOST NOTABLE ASPECT OF THE LONG
TERM WILL BE THE COOLDOWN EXPECTED LATE WEEK. MOS GUIDANCE IS
YIELDING TEMPERATURES 5-7 DEGREES BELOW CLIMATOLOGY FOR THURSDAY
AND FRIDAY NEXT WEEK...WHICH IS IMPRESSIVE AT ANY TIME OF YEAR
MUCH LESS EARLY MAY.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
BATESVILLE AR     76  59  78  54 /  60  30  10  10
CAMDEN AR         79  63  83  60 /  60  40  10  40
HARRISON AR       76  53  72  48 /  30  20   0  10
HOT SPRINGS AR    77  60  80  58 /  50  30   0  30
LITTLE ROCK   AR  78  62  81  57 /  60  30  10  20
MONTICELLO AR     78  66  82  61 /  70  40  10  30
MOUNT IDA AR      76  57  78  56 /  40  20   0  30
MOUNTAIN HOME AR  76  55  74  50 /  40  20   0  10
NEWPORT AR        76  61  79  54 /  70  40  10  10
PINE BLUFF AR     77  64  82  59 /  70  40  10  20
RUSSELLVILLE AR   77  58  78  55 /  40  20   0  20
SEARCY AR         75  61  80  56 /  60  40  10  10
STUTTGART AR      77  65  81  58 /  70  40  10  10
&&

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

$$

SHORT / LONG TERM...64



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