Cool air circulating around the huge storm system responsible for bringing a Spring snow storm to parts of the Northeast has kept temperatures below average across Arkansas early this week. High temperatures remained in the 60s Monday for most of Central Arkansas, but a significant warming trend is in store over the next couple of days.
A strong Southwest flow will develop by the middle of the week, helping to boost temperatures well into the 80s. Wednesday will turn quite breezy as winds increase out of the Southwest gusting over 30 MPH at times during the afternoon.
A dome of very warm air will develop across The Southern and Central Plains by mid-week, with temperatures likely cracking the 90 degree mark over parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. It is quite possible that parts of Western Arkansas may also approach 90 by mid-week. Below are computer model forecast temperatures for 3 PM Wednesday.
Warm temperatures are likely to last through the end of the week, until a cold front approaches over the weekend.