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Cooler Days Ahead

A strong cold front is making its presence known in Missouri and in the Northern Plains today with temperatures struggling to get to the 60's and 50's. Now that's what I call some crisp cool air.
                                                                     (Temperatures as of 2 P.M. today)

REST OF TODAY: A strong cold front is making its presence known in Missouri and in the Northern Plains today with temperatures struggling to get to the 60's and 50's.  Now that's what I call some crisp cool air.  That same piece of fall of air is moving toward the great state of Arkansas.  Unforunately it will not have any impacts on our weather today.  We'll stay muggy out ahead of the front and feel temperatures surge to the 90's. 

                                                        (Visible satellite feed overhead of Arkansas.)

Judging by the satellite feed we'll also end the day with some sunshine, so get those sunglasses ready.  As for our rain chances, the downpours and storms we'll remain in NE and Eastern sections of Arkansas later this evening.

TONIGHT: The cold front will sink into our state tonight and drop temperatures in a hurry.  Overnight lows will stumble to the upper 50's while our sky remains partly cloudy.

THURSDAY: The weather will be increadibly different...in a good way.  Temperatures will struggle to get to 70 degrees (hello long sleeves).  Meanwhile, we'll loose the humidity and get a breezy north wind.  In terms of cloud cover, we'll see a few clouds in the morning and late in the afternoon otherwise it will bright for several hours.  Rain chances will be low all across the state.



                                                       (NAM weather model showing rain for NW Arkansas Friday.)

FRIDAY: More clouds arrive for Friday along with better rain chances for our northern friends.  Temperatures will be around the same ballpark in the low 70's.

WEEKEND: Temperatures will slowly improve over the weekend while our rain opportunities will be pretty slim in Central Arkansas.  Although, if your heading up to Fayetteville to see the Hogs game you might run into a couple showers.

NEXT WEEK:  Long range models are hinting at another strong cold front reaching our frontier late next week.  Before it arrives we should warm up back to the 80's.


That's it for today.  Enjoy the rest of the week.  Be sure to tune in at 5, 9 and 10 P.M. to watch Chief Meteorologist Jeff Baskin for your hour by hour forecast.
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