Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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FXUS64 KLZK 230852
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
352 AM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
AN UPPER RIDGE WILL BE OVER THE CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTRY TO
BEGIN THE PERIOD. THIS RIDGE WILL FLATTEN OUT AS IT MOVES EAST
TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. AN UPPER TROUGH ENTERS THE NORTHERN PLAINS
EARLY TUESDAY AND MOVES INTO THE GREAT LAKES TUESDAY NIGHT. A
DEEPER TROUGH WILL FOLLOW BEHIND THE FIRST ONE WEDNESDAY AND MOVE
THROUGH ARKANSAS THURSDAY AS STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE
WEST COAST.

TODAY AND TUESDAY...ARKANSAS WILL BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WHICH WILL BRING A COUPLE OF MAINLY DRY DAYS TO THE
AREA. SOME PATCHY FOG WILL DISSIPATE BY MID MORNING. SUNSHINE WILL
BRING ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO THE STATE TODAY AND TUESDAY.

A SHORT WAVE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT
AND BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. A COLD
FRONT WILL IS EXPECTED TO ENTER NORTHWEST ARKANSAS WEDNESDAY
MORNING AND THIS FRONT WILL BRING A BETTER CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA. RAIN CHANCES WILL BE INCREASING
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THEN DECREASING ON THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT AND DECREASE RAIN CHANCES
SIGNIFICANTLY.

&&

.LONG TERM...FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
A SECONDARY COLD FRONT WILL BE MOVING THROUGH THE AREA ON FRIDAY AS
THE UPPER LOW PRESSURE TROUGH DEEPENS OVER THE CENTRAL TO EASTERN
U.S. AT THIS TIME WILL KEEP THE FORECAST DRY WITH LIMITED MOISTURE
AVAILABLE WHILE TEMPS WILL LOWER TO BELOW NORMAL VALUES. SURFACE
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION FOR SATURDAY...KEEPING THE
WEATHER DRY AND TEMPS BELOW NORMAL VALUES. SOME NEAR FREEZING TEMPS
MAY BE POSSIBLE OVER NORTHERN AR...BUT AT THIS TIME WILL HOLD TEMPS
ABOVE FREEZING. ON SUNDAY...THE SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE GRADUALLY
MOVES SE...AND A SOUTH WIND FLOW RETURNS TO AR AND TEMPS WARM BACK
TO NEAR NORMAL VALUES.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
BATESVILLE AR     71  51  74  54 /  10  10  30  40
CAMDEN AR         72  52  78  58 /  10   0  10  20
HARRISON AR       72  50  75  53 /  10  10  40  40
HOT SPRINGS AR    73  53  78  58 /  10  10  20  30
LITTLE ROCK   AR  73  52  77  56 /  10  10  20  20
MONTICELLO AR     72  51  77  56 /  10   0  10  20
MOUNT IDA AR      74  53  78  57 /  10  10  30  30
MOUNTAIN HOME AR  72  50  75  53 /  10  10  40  40
NEWPORT AR        71  50  74  54 /  10  10  30  30
PINE BLUFF AR     72  52  77  57 /  10  10  20  20
RUSSELLVILLE AR   73  52  77  55 /  10  10  40  40
SEARCY AR         72  51  75  55 /  10  10  20  30
STUTTGART AR      72  51  75  56 /  10  10  20  20
&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...51 / LONG TERM...59





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