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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Little Rock Arkansas
221 am CDT Thursday Apr 17 2014

Short term...today through Sunday
high pressure will continue to move away from the region...as a
cold front approaches from the northwest. The front will move
through tonight. There is not much moisture associated with the
system...but with some upper support present...it does at least
warrant small precipitation chances.

Upper ridging will build in on Friday...passing through the area
fairly quickly. Moisture will increase on Sunday...out ahead of an
approaching stronger front. This boundary will affect the area in
the long term periods...bringing a better chance of
showers/storms.
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Long term...Sunday night through Wednesday
a system will move into the state Sunday night into Monday...with
showers and thunderstorms likely spreading across the forecast area.
Limited rain chances to about 40 percent for now...but that is more
to account for possible timing changes as next weekend draws near.
Showers may linger into Tuesday morning but should clear to the east
by midday for improving conditions Tuesday afternoon through
Wednesday.

Wednesday should be a fairly warm day as the upper level pattern
amplifies and strong ridging builds overhead. After highs in the low
70s on Monday...expect afternoon highs on Wednesday will be in the
low 80s.
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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Batesville Arkansas 67 44 70 45 / 10 20 20 10
Camden Arkansas 71 47 74 51 / 10 20 20 10
Harrison Arkansas 65 42 69 48 / 10 30 20 10
Hot Springs Arkansas 69 48 71 52 / 10 20 20 10
Little Rock Arkansas 68 49 73 51 / 10 20 20 10
Monticello Arkansas 69 52 72 52 / 10 20 20 10
Mount Ida Arkansas 67 43 70 47 / 10 20 20 10
Mountain Home Arkansas 68 41 72 47 / 10 30 20 10
Newport Arkansas 67 47 71 47 / 10 20 20 10
Pine Bluff Arkansas 69 51 72 52 / 10 20 20 10
Russellville Arkansas 70 44 73 48 / 10 20 20 10
Searcy Arkansas 67 45 72 47 / 10 20 20 10
Stuttgart Arkansas 67 52 71 51 / 10 20 20 10
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Lzk watches/warnings/advisories...none.
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Short term...57 / long term...64