July 23, 2014
It's a rather warm and muggy morning to start your Wednesday in Arkansas with temps ranging from the mid to upper 70's across the north to upper 60's to near 70 across central and southern AR.A cold (cool) front will move into and across the Natural State today and tonight and bring slightly cooler air along with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Computer models continue to forecast thunderstorms developing in northern AR later this morning or afternoon and then moving S/SW across the state.
A few of these storms could be strong/severe with wind/hail.A few showers can be seen on radar in SE Missouri associated with the front but nothing as of 5:30 in southern MO or northern AR.
Another cluster of storms was seen in Kansas and that was moving SE.
Temps today will warm ahead of the front and be in the upper 80's to low 90's with partly sunny skies. A small chance of rain will be with us on Thursday morning but with the front moving south, partly sunny skies and slightly cooler temps will be realized.The front will move back to the north on Friday with high pressure taking control over the weekend with hot temps (low to mid 90's) and just isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms
A stronger cold front is forecast to move through AR early next week bringing below normal temps to Arkansas to end July. Temps will cool from the 90's over the weekend back into the low to mid 80's by the middle of next week with overnight lows in the 50's and 60's. Not as cool as the air mass last week but still not bad if you're not a fan of hot weather.
HRRR model showing showers and thunderstorms across northern AR this afternoon. Other models showing development as well, so we'll see how these models perform this afternoon.
Enjoy your weather today.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed a large part of AR under a SLIGHT RISK of severe weather this afternoon/evening.
Damaging wind/hail will be the primary threat.