Arkansas, to me, seems like one of the more forgotten states in the union, wedged between Texas and Tennessee, such that it is. It’s naturally beautiful, and on the day of the inauguration of the 45th president, it is home of the 42nd.
At 853AM, CT, Little Rock was reporting a temperature of 57 degrees with overcast skies and a brisk south wind. While there is a sharp trough pivoting through Texas today, the moisture and clouds over central Arkansas are actually being folded into a lobe of instability rotating rapidly around a broader upper level feature in the Midwest, and will shift into the Great Lakes by day’s end.
A developing feature moving out of the Gulf into the Southeast is going to bring strong to severe thunderstorms from Louisiana into Mississippi and Tennessee overnight and into the day tomorrow. The northwestern flank of precipitation will graze southeastern Arkansas, likely leaving Little Rock dry. This is associated with a surface perturbation, however, while a broader upper level feature will move into the region early on Sunday. It is this feature that will make for some steady rain throughout Sunday afternoon.
Tomorrow – Passing clouds, High 66, Low 51
Sunday – Showers, becoming steady in the evening. Getting colder, High 57, low 43
TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. A stray severe thunderstorm is possible. High 69, Low 51
Sunday – Thunderstorms likely, especially in the morning…and becoming windy. high 57, Low 52
AW: Tomorrow – Mild with clouds breaking for some sun High 67, Low 51
Sunday – Cooler with periods of rain; breezy in the afternoon High 58, Low 46
NWS: Tomorrow – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Increasing clouds High 69, low 55
Sunday – Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, High 59, Low, 46
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 64, Low 50
Sunday – Becoming partly sunny in the afternoon. Cooler. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 57, Low 46
WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. High 70, Low 55
Sunday – Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely, High 59, Low 55
FIO: Tomorrow – Rain in the afternoon and evening. High 67, Low 49
Sunday – Rain in the afternoon and evening. High 58, Low 44
Ouch, those without the full hourly forecast are going to get dinged. It will cool off sharply Sunday night in Little Rock