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WeatherNinja Weather News

August 22, 2014

The Heat Is On.....

Well once again we didn't warm up as much as models were showing and part of that may be the amount of moisture in the ground in central AR (per NWS discussion) which makes sense and drier air aloft is working down to the surface during the afternoon keeping the heat index values from getting out of hand.

​ we continue to dry out, temps will warm and we're already a few degrees warmer this morning than the past few days so temps this afternoon may actually get into the mid 90's with upper 90's over the weekend with Sunday/Monday being the hottest days (temps may get close to 100 in some locations)

We may get a frontal system to move through next week knocking temps back down to near or slightly below normal and bring a chance of rain.

With high pressure over the state, the only rain will come from isolated afternoon thunderstorms and isolated is being gracious....


severe weather OUTLOOK

No organized severe weather is expected over AR today but an isolated  strong or severe storm is possible with any afternoon activity that develops. 

Arkansas Life magazine did a feature story on storm chasing. The story, written by Nicholas Hunt with photos by Sara Blancett and Nicholas Hunt appears in the August issue of Arkansas Life Magazine and details storm chasing and what it was like to chase on April 27, 2014 in Arkansas when an EF4 tornado struck part of central Arkansas.

You can read it at the link below: