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Arkansas Weather Today

December 17,2014

6:00 PM Update

Regional radar at 5:55 pm showing a large area of rain across the state with more moving in from Oklahoma. Some sleet is mixing in at times with the rain but this should all transition to rain this evening in most areas.

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Tonight, temperatures may hold steady or only fall a few degrees into the upper 30’s in the central part of the state with low to mid 30’s in the north. Some of the higher elevations in northern AR could see some wintry precipitation tonight and early Thursday but at this time it looks like temps would be marginal and it should not amount to much.


Rain moves back in on Friday, so we probably won’t see too much in the way of sunshine for the next couple of days. Temps will be cool, but not too bad for mid December.

 

6:00 am

A cold and frosty start (in some areas) to our day with clouds increasing and rain moving in later…all leading to a rather raw December day in the state. Temps this morning are in the 20’s and 30’s and will only warm into the 40’s this afternoon with clouds increasing.

 

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A storm system will move closer to AR later today and bring rain with it. As temperatures cool tonight, some of the rain may mix with sleet and or some snow across northern AR but only light accumulations are expected if any. Temps will fall to the low to mid 30’s with the coldest temps in the north central and NE sections of the state.

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The storm system will move east of AR on Thursday but clouds will remain and temps will be chilly with highs generally in the 40’s.

The next system will come in on Friday and bring another chance of rain and once again, there could be a little mix in the north if temperatures are cold enough.

The weekend is looking a little better but we may see cloudiness around but temps should be a little warmer.

Looking ahead to Christmas week and beyond, it appears we’ll see a big push of cold air into the US mid to late week next week. Looking at early models runs, there may be a chance of some winter precipitation in the timing of the cold air arriving occurs before the best moisture exits the area. The 6z run of the GFS was showing a thin band of sleet or snow occurring behind the cold front on Tuesday even into central AR.

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6Z GFS showing the rain/snow line (blue dashed 540 thickness line) in AR with some possible winter precipitation as the cold air comes in before all the moisture moves out.

Not a forecast this far out, but something to watch as other data says we may be much warmer on Tuesday. But….it does look much colder for the last week of December into early January. If we can keep the storm track active, especially working south of AR, it could get very interesting.

In the 103.7 BUZZ first snowfall in Little Rock contest, today is the date that Keith Monahan selected. Ed Buckner picked tomorrow.

Up next after those two are Ned Perme with January 5th and me with January 6th.

We’ll see…..

Enjoy your day today and bundle up.

 

 

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