Rain chances are going up over the next couple of days thanks to an approaching cold front. Most of Arkansas could use a good drink of water after a very dry and hot May. The front will also bring a few storms, some of which could be potentially strong.
A few isolated showers and thunderstorms are likely on Wednesday, but rain coverage will increase Wednesday night and Thursday. Storms will quickly develop and intensify over Oklahoma Wednesday evening and push Eastward into Western Arkansas by late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
The storms may initially be strong to severe as they move into Arkansas, however, the storms will tend to weaken as they push toward Central Arkansas later Thursday morning. The Storm Prediction Center indicates a SLIGHT risk for severe storm mainly for Western Arkansas for Wednesday into Wednesday night. Another round of severe weather is likely for Central Oklahoma, which was hard hit Tuesday night, where a MODERATE risk is indicated by The Storm Prediction Center.
An area of low pressure moving along a frontal boundary to our North will push the cold front into Arkansas by Thursday afternoon, likely igniting another round of storms.
Storms Thursday afternoon will pose the highest risk of producing severe weather, with hail and wind gusts the main threat. The Storm Prediction Center indicates a SLIGHT risk for severe storms for parts of Central, Eastern and Southern Arkansas Thursday.
Cooler, less humid air follows the front for the end of the week. Friday will be considerably cooler and less humid with highs in the 70s.
Low temperatures Saturday morning will even dip into the 50s, but the cool air won't stick around for long. Highs return to the 90s by early next week.