Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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AWUS84 KLZK 202136

425 PM CDT Fri Oct 20 2017

On the late afternoon weather map, moisture continues to stream into
the region in advance of a potent cold front that will finally bring
widespread showers and thunderstorms to the state. National Weather
Service Doppler radar was showing some light precipitation moving
across the northern part of the state but it does not appear to be
making it to the ground.

At the 4 PM hour, widespread cloud cover was keeping temperatures
cooler than the past few days. Readings are in the 70s across the
state with a light east to southeast wind.

Expect mainly dry conditions through the remainder of the day though
some small chances for rainfall will continue for the northern and
western parts of the state. Overnight lows will be mild as the
system approaches the sate with widespread 60s expected. A slight
chance of precipitation will continue.

Warm conditions will continue into Saturday...with highs also in the
70s and 80s. There will be some chances for precipitation, especially
later in the day and over the west, with scattered showers and
thunderstorms in the forecast.

Chances for more widespread showers and thunderstorms will increase
Saturday night through much of Sunday as the strong cold front moves
through the state. Some strong to severe thunderstorms may be seen
across far western and northwest Arkansas Saturday night. The severe
weather threat will decrease as the activity moves east. Rainfall
amounts will range from one half to 2 or more inches possible...with
the highest rainfall amounts expected across portions of eastern and
western Arkansas. Expect drier and cooler conditions by the early
next week as this storm system moves out of the region.


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