Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KLZK 280922

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
420 AM CDT Wed Jul 28 2021

.SHORT TERM...Today Through Thursday Night

Very warm and humid conds were noted acrs the Natural State last
night and early this mrng. Predawn temps ranged fm the mid 70s to
arnd 80 degrees. A weak fntl bndry was situated acrs S AR early this
mrng. This feature wl provide a focus for a few showers/storms later
today. However, most locations acrs the FA wl be dry today and again
on Thu.

Hot and humid conditions wl cont to be the highlight of the fcst the
next few days. Upper lvl hgts wl cont to sloly incrs ovr the region
thru Thu, with high temps climbing well it the 90s by Thu. A Heat
Advisory rmns in effect for much of cntrl and southern AR this aftn.
Additional headlines can be expected in the coming days over much of
the FA.

.LONG TERM...Friday Through Tuesday

Only minor tweaks to the long term with models remaining fairly
consistent. Long term begins with a strong ridge of high pressure
over the state and very hot temperatures continuing on Friday and
Saturday. Temperatures will be well above normal with temperatures
right around 100 degrees for much of the state. Corresponding heat
index values on these days will approach 110 with heat headlines
expected to continue through Saturday.

By Sunday the ridge will retreat to the west with an upper level
trough bringing NW flow across the state. At the surface a front
will make its way into the state from the north and bring increased
rain chances to the state. As a result noticeably cooler
temperatures will be seen across the state on Sunday, especially
across northern Arkansas. Front is forecast to clear the state by
late Monday resulting in dry weather and below normal temperatures
for the end of the long term.

.LZK Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
Heat Advisory from noon today to 7 PM CDT this evening FOR
Desha-Drew-Faulkner-Garland-Grant-Hot Spring-Jefferson-Johnson-
Pope-Prairie-Pulaski-Saline-Scott-Van Buren-White-Woodruff-Yell.


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