Dangerous Heat Wave for the West; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain for Upper Midwest

A sweltering and long duration heat wave will build across the West this weekend through much of next week. Excessive heat warnings/watches along with heat advisories are in effect from the Southwest to the Northwest. Dangerous heat is also persisting across the southern Plains. Meanwhile, severe storms are likely in the Upper Midwest with heavy rain/flooding, damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport (KARG)

Lat: 36.13°NLon: 90.92°WElev: 266ft.

Overcast

77°F

25°C

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed NE 3 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1014.7 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 14 Aug 9:56 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Pocahontas AR

  • Today

    Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 98. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 100. North northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 64. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 89. North northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming north northwest after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 98. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 100. North northeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear, with a low around 64. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 89. North northeast wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming north northwest after midnight.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 85.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Pocahontas AR
 36.25°N 90.97°W (Elev. 249 ft)
10:36 am CDT Aug 14, 2020
10am CDT Aug 14, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 20, 2020
 
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