July 29, 2014
Skies are clear to partly cloudy this morning with temperatures ranging from the upper 50's in the NW to near 70 in central and southern AR at 5:00 AM. The humidity levels are much lower so it feels really nice.
Today will see mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures mostly in the low to mid 80's so all in all not a bad July day at all.Clouds will be on the increase tonight as the first in a series of upper systems affects Arkansas.
Rain will slowly move our way on Wednesday affecting western/NW Arkansas first then spreading to the SE during the afternoon. The rain will continue Wednesday night into Thursday with some pockets of heavy rain possible. It appears (at least at this point) that the heaviest rain will fall from west central to SW AR with amounts of 1-2" possible. This is dependent on the eventual track of the upper systems and could change.
Rainfall amounts forecast for the rest of the state range from .25-1" with the least amounts in the NE/east central.Temperatures will be held down on Wednesday and Thursday due to the clouds and rainfall. Highs will be in the 70's and 80's on Wednesday and mainly 70's on Thursday. Overnight lows will be mostly in the 60's with some upper 50's possible in the north.
The rain should move out by Friday with below normal temps continuing into the weekend with highs in the 80's to near 90.
No organized severe weather is expected over AR for the next few days.