A major change in our weather is underway as we head through the weekend. Our rather cold pattern will be replaced by much warmer one by late in the weekend through early next week.
Warm, moist air will surge Northward out of the Gulf of Mexico Saturday night into Sunday as a warm front moves through from the South. Southerly winds will overspread Arkansas by early in the week, bringing in the much warmer air.
A cold front will approach Arkansas by Tuesday. As the front moves into the warm, moist air accompanied by a strong jet stream aloft, potentially strong thunderstorms will develop.
There is some uncertainty regarding the next storm system for next week. Some of the models are showing a weaker front, which would lessen the threat of severe weather.