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National Weather Service Little Rock Arkansas
232 PM CDT Wednesday Jul 29 2015

Short term...tonight through Saturday night...
the upper level ridge of high pressure that has been in place across
the region will retreat to the west somewhat...allowing a northwesterly flow
to develop across the area. At the surface...a quasi stationary
front over southern Missouri will push down across the area tonight
and tomorrow. Although the front will result in slightly lower
daytime highs...the most noticable effect will be lower dewpoints.

Afternoon heat index values will only top 105 degress across a small
part of the southern zones for a few hours tomorrow afternoon.
Considering this...I will let the existing heat advisory expire
this evening and will not reissue at this time.

There could be some showers and thunderstorms associated with the
frontal boundary...but with the dome of high pressure above...I have
opted only for slight chance probability of precipitation in most areas.
&&

Long term...Sunday through Wednesday night...
an upper level ridge over the central and southern rockies at the
start of the period...is expected to build towards the middle south
during this period. Above normal afternoon temperatures will
prevail through most of this period...along with dry conditions.
&&

Preliminary point temps/pops...
Batesville Arkansas 74 91 70 92 / 20 10 0 0
Camden Arkansas 77 97 72 94 / 20 30 10 0
Harrison Arkansas 72 86 68 89 / 20 10 10 0
Hot Springs Arkansas 78 95 72 93 / 20 20 10 0
Little Rock Arkansas 78 93 72 93 / 20 20 0 0
Monticello Arkansas 79 96 72 92 / 20 30 10 0
Mount Ida Arkansas 75 94 71 92 / 20 30 10 10
Mountain Home Arkansas 71 89 69 91 / 20 10 0 0
Newport Arkansas 75 91 70 93 / 20 10 0 0
Pine Bluff Arkansas 78 93 71 92 / 20 20 0 0
Russellville Arkansas 77 93 71 93 / 20 20 10 10
Searcy Arkansas 76 92 69 93 / 20 10 0 0
Stuttgart Arkansas 77 92 70 92 / 20 20 0 0
&&

Lzk watches/warnings/advisories...
excessive heat warning until 7 PM CDT this evening for Arkansas-
Desha-Drew-Independence-Jackson-Jefferson-Lincoln-Lonoke-Monroe-
prairie-sharp-white-Woodruff.



Heat advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for Bradley-Calhoun-
Clark-Cleburne-Cleveland-Conway-Dallas-Faulkner-Fulton-Garland-
Grant-Hot Spring-Izard-Johnson-Logan-Montgomery-Ouachita-Perry-
Pike-Polk-Pope-Pulaski-Saline-Scott-stone-Van Buren-Yell.

&&

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Short term...53 / long term...55

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