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National Weather Service Little Rock Arkansas
236 PM CDT Tuesday Apr 28 2015

Short term...tonight through Friday night
upper low over the Red River valley of Texas and Oklahoma will
continue to allow for light showers over mainly central and
southern Arkansas for the remainder of this afternoon and tonight.
Drier air will move in on northerly flow aloft late tonight...
clearing things out.

Northwest/northerly flow will remain over the region through the weekend...
with rather pleasant weather returning to the state. Temperatures
will be within a few degrees of seasonal averages...with lows
mainly in the 40s and 50s...and highs in the 70s...as high
pressure remains the dominant weather feature.
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Long term...Saturday through Tuesday
northwesterly flow aloft will dominate the weather pattern during
the beginning of the extended term...as high pressure dominates at
the surface...resulting in pleasant weather across the region.

By Monday a return southerly flow will be established at the
surface...and moisture levels will begin to increase. Above the
surface the flow pattern will become more zonal...although there is
some difference between the GFS and the European model (ecmwf)...with the European model (ecmwf)
having more of a southwesterly pattern while the GFS remains more
zonal. In any event...the models are predicting a shortwave to
ripple across the area...which should bring some precipitation
chances to the northwestern zones on Monday and to the entire area on
Tuesday.
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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Batesville Arkansas 47 70 49 72 / 20 10 0 0
Camden Arkansas 47 72 50 76 / 30 10 10 0
Harrison Arkansas 44 69 47 71 / 10 10 0 0
Hot Springs Arkansas 47 72 50 74 / 20 10 10 0
Little Rock Arkansas 48 72 51 74 / 30 10 0 0
Monticello Arkansas 49 69 51 74 / 60 10 10 10
Mount Ida Arkansas 45 71 48 74 / 10 10 0 0
Mountain Home Arkansas 45 70 47 72 / 10 10 0 0
Newport Arkansas 48 70 49 72 / 30 10 10 0
Pine Bluff Arkansas 48 70 51 73 / 50 10 10 10
Russellville Arkansas 45 73 48 74 / 10 10 0 0
Searcy Arkansas 47 71 50 73 / 30 10 10 0
Stuttgart Arkansas 48 70 51 73 / 40 10 10 0
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Lzk watches/warnings/advisories...none.
&&

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Short term...57 / long term...53

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