The first weekend of November will start off quite warm with near record high temperatures, but a cold front will bring a few showers and thunderstorms, as well as return to cooler air. High temperatures Saturday will reach the lower 80s with Southwest winds ahead of the front. The standing record high for Little Rock is 83 set in 1909. The record for North Little Rock is also 83 set in 2003. The forecast high for Saturday is also 83, so it's a good bet the record will at least be tied. Much cooler air will follow the front for Sunday, with highs well below average.
The cold front will advance into the State Saturday afternoon, with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms developing along and ahead of the front during the late afternoon and evening hours.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms will move into Southern Arkansas later in the evening. A few showers will linger behind the front across Central Arkansas. Temperatures will cool off fairly quickly behind the front reaching the 50s before Midnight.
A few storms will likely develop along the front Saturday, but the overall severe weather threat is very low. There is a lack of strong upper air energy and the winds in the upper atmosphere are not conducive to sustaining strong storms. Below are the severe weather threats for thunderstorms Saturday evening.
A stray strong wind gust is not out of the question along with brief heavy downpours.