A cold front swinging through the State Friday will bring showers and a few thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon.
The front will push through during the early afternoon hours, but rain and some isolated thunder will continue behind the front lasting well into the evening. Temperatures behind the front will fall from near 70 around Noon to the upper 50s to lower 60s by the early evening hours. The chill will be enhanced by increasing Northerly winds during the evening. Our computer model shows lingering rain across Central Arkansas at 8 PM with the actual cold front clearing Eastern Arkansas.
Most of the state will receive a healthy dose of some rainfall, but amounts are not expected to be enough to cause any flooding problems. Below is our high resolution computer projection of rainfall totals through 11 PM Friday.
Severe weather is unlikely with this storm system, partially due to the lack of moist Gulf air and lack of heating ahead of the front. Below is today's outlook for severe weather from The Storm Prediction Center.
Showers will come to end Friday night as the front moves away, but a cool breeze will continue into Saturday morning.