Typical summertime weather is forecast to continue across Arkansas over the next few days with sunny to partly sunny days and clear to partly cloudy nights. High temperatures across the state will range from the upper 80s to low 90s in most places although a few locations could get into the middle 90s. Heat index values will slowly creep up and approach 100 degrees or slightly over by the end of the week.
No rain is forecast across the state today but isolated to widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be possible starting Wednesday in the south and eastern parts of the state and will overspread more of the state on Thursday.
On Friday, a frontal system will approach Arkansas from the north as a high-pressure ridge builds over the western US giving a more NW flow aloft and allowing the front to move to the southeast. This front will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms as it moves into the state.
The front is forecast to stall out in the state on Saturday before either moving back to the north on Sunday or washing out. High temperatures will be slightly cooler over the weekend due to scattered showers and thunderstorms with highs in the 80s and low 90s. Rainfall amounts are impressive at this time with most locations in the state seeing 1/2″ or less but locally higher in some of the stronger storms.
The severe threat remains low but an isolated strong or severe storm cannot be ruled out. The primary threat would be damaging wind.
Looking into early next week, it looks like back to typical summertime in the state.