As Im sure you heard by now, Arkansas was hit hard by a tornado yesterday, a twister that ran from Little Rock’s west metro northeast by about 50 miles. The storm has killed more than a dozen people, and will lead to a massive cleanup. Let’s explore how their forecast will look through Wednesday.
At 1153AM, CT, Little Rock was reporting partly cloudy skies with a temperature of 73 degrees. The initial trough that has produced the awful weather from Sunday night is now generating showers over southeastern Arkansas, with the severe weather already moving on to Mississippi. Fortunately, the remainder of the day today looks as though it will stay dry and fairly warm, but a little bit breezy.
The low that brought the terrible weather to the region last night, and will bring more to the southeast today is a vast, recycling low, which is tapping into successive waves of cooler air. Another cool boundary, likely what I would call the system’s cold front, will move through the region with the upper level jet from tomorrow morning through the afternoon. It will not be strong, and the atmosphere will be worked over to the point that anything more than light rain is unlikely. Wednesday will continue to be windy, and it may be mostly cloudy, but the threat for rain, let alone strong thunderstorms, will have passed as the system will begin to cycle in dry air from the southern Plains.
Tomorrow – Chance of showers, otherwise mostly cloudy, High 73, Low 52
Wednesday – Cooler but dry, High 63, Low 46
TWC: Tomorrow – Isolated T-Storms High 72, Low 55
Wednesday – Mostly Cloudy High 62, Low 48
AW: Tomorrrow – Times of clouds and sun with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm; breezy in the afternoon High 75, Low 53
Wednesday – Cooler with times of clouds and sun High 64, Low 48
NWS: Tomorrow – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, High 74, Low 53
Wednesday – Partly sunny, high 65, Low 48
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. Windy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. high 76, Low 55
Wednesday – Partly Sunny, cooler, High 65, Low 50
WN: Isolated Storms High 73, Low 54
Wednesday – Partly Cloudy High 64, Low 48
Here is a look at the radar, showing rain moving out of town, but with a thunderstorm lingering across the Mississippi in, well, Mississippi.