Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
553 AM CST Tue Dec 5 2017

.UPDATE...

Updated to include 12z aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

Light rain persists across all but the north AR terminals but will
drift southeast and dry out through the morning hours. VFR
conditions expected with only some clearing across northern
terminals late tonight. Winds will mostly be out of the N/NW with
some gusts possible.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION...(ISSUED 241 AM CST Tue Dec 5 2017)
SHORT TERM...Today Through Wednesday Night

Cold front and a weakening line of rain and thunderstorms moved
through much of the area during the overnight and early morning
hours. Central and southern parts of the forecast area may be
contending with off and on light rain through the morning hours.
Otherwise, cold and drier air is making its way through the state
from north to south. Dewpoints as of 2 am CST are already in 20s
across the north with values likely bottoming out in the lower
teens across the north by afternoon. Some localized fire weather
concerns may be seen in these areas, especially due to the fact
that little widespread rain was seen across much of northern
Arkansas.

Throughout the day, cold air will continue to filter south and
afternoon highs will be some 10 to 20 degrees cooler than yesterday.
Clouds will likely stick around through much of the short term
period, with some clearing seen across northern Arkansas possible
tonight into Wednesday morning.

Cold air will persist through the short term with additional cold air
expected in the long term period.

LONG TERM...Thursday Through Monday

Below average temperatures will persist through the long term
periods.

Frontal boundary will move through the region Friday. There will be
very little low level moisture to work with, but some mid and high
level moisture present. So, expect just a few passing clouds and a
wind shift, and reinforcement of the cold air in place.

High pressure will follow the front. By late in the weekend, the
high will move southeast, with temperatures moderating back closer
to seasonal averages.

&&

.LZK Watches/Warnings/Advisories...NONE.
&&

$$


Aviation...67



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