Severe Thunderstorms Likely in Texas Today; Potential Widespread Flooding For South-Central U.S. This Week

Severe thunderstorms are likely today in the southern Plains from northwest Texas and the Texas Panhandle into parts of western Oklahoma. These storms will produce very large hail and a few tornadoes. Also, a potential widespread flood event is appearing more likely across the southern Plains into the Arklatex this week, especially in Texas, from repeated rounds of thunderstorms and heavy rain. Read More >

Current conditions at

Fletcher Field, Clarksdale (KCKM)

Lat: 34.3°NLon: 90.51°WElev: 173ft.

Overcast and Breezy

25°C

77°F

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed S 35 G 50 km/h
Barometer 29.99 in
Dewpoint 20°C (68°F)
Visibility 14 km
Heat Index26°C (79°F)
Last update 17 May 3:35 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

West Helena AR

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. South southeast wind around 15 km/h.  New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 24 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 3am, then showers likely between 3am and 5am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 19 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.  New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 26 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 19 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 28. South southeast wind 10 to 20 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 28 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 19 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 29 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Southeast wind around 10 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 19 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 29 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. South southeast wind around 15 km/h. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm possible.
Tonight
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 3am, then showers likely between 3am and 5am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 cm possible.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h. New rainfall amounts between 7.5 mm and 1 cm possible.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. South southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. South southeast wind 10 to 20 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Southeast wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Southeast wind around 10 km/h.
Friday
A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 31.
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Point Forecast:
West Helena AR
 34.54°N 90.65°W (Elev. 65 m)
3:33 pm CDT May 17, 2021
3pm CDT May 17, 2021-6pm CDT May 23, 2021
 
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