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Weather Summary for Arkansas
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
642 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018
It was a relatively cool night for many in the Natural State, with
temperatures in the 30s to near 40 degrees. Expect those readings
to climb into the 60s to low 70s by this afternoon, with 50s in
the far northeastern portion of the state.
Looking ahead to later in the week, temperatures will warm as
high pressure slides eastward and southerly winds return. High
temperatures on Friday will be in the mid 60s to upper 70s.
A new storm system will approach the state by the weekend, with
showers and thunderstorms returning to the forecast. Highs will be
in the 70s with lows in the 50s and 60s. Unsettled weather will
continue into the start of next work week with heavy rainfall
possible through next week.
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Regional Hourly Observations For BRADLEY County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Arkansas
Based on observations at 800am CDT, Thursday March 22, 2018
Across Arkansas...temperatures are near 34 degrees north, near 40 degrees central, and near 40 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. Winds are from the south at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 30 degrees north. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 49 degrees at Texarkana. The lowest temperature is 32 degrees at Flippin and Fayetteville.
Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.
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Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For BRADLEY County,AR
438 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018
DAY ONE Today and Tonight
Hazardous weather conditions are not expected.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Thursday Through Tuesday
Unsettled weather will return to Arkansas late this week and into
the weekend. Showers and thunderstorms are expected by late weekend,
and will likely continue through much next week, although the threat
for severe weather appears low.
A prolonged period of rainfall appears possible through next week.
The threat for flooding is likely to increase depending on where
the highest rainfall amounts occur. Please continue to monitor the
latest forecast for updates.
Spotter Information Statement
Spotter activation is not expected.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For BRADLEY County, Arkansas
700 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018
Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 5 mph in
increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
TONIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds
FRIDAY Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs around 80. South winds 5 to
10 mph in the morning
increasing to 10 to 15 mph
to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Warmer. A slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. South
winds 10 to 15 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.
SATURDAY Partly sunny. Scattered thunderstorms and a slight
chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. The chance of precipitation 20 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms and a
slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s. The chance of
precipitation 20 percent.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers during the
day. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower
70s. The chance of precipitation 30 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms and a
slight chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s. The chance of
precipitation 30 percent.
MONDAY Mostly cloudy. Warmer. Scattered thunderstorms and a
slight chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s.
The chance of precipitation 20 percent.
MONDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms and a
chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. The chance of
precipitation 30 percent.
TUESDAY Cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms and a chance of
showers. Highs in the upper 70s. The chance of precipitation
TUESDAY NIGHT Cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms and a chance of
showers. Lows in the mid 60s. The chance of precipitation
WEDNESDAY Showers likely and scattered thunderstorms. Highs in
the lower 80s. Temperatures falling into the mid 70s. The chance
of precipitation 70 percent.
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps,
TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Arkansas
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
MAR 27-MAR 31 MAR 29-APR 4 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Above Below Normal Above
Precipitation: Above Above Above Normal
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:09 EDT Set 19:23 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:45 EDT Ends 19:47 EDT
Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
A spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as
Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was
described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude".
(22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107
lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky