|Updated: 11/08/2011 8:21 am
||Published: 11/08/2011 8:14 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Today will be mild with highs in the mid to upper 70s ahead of a strong cold front. As the front pushes through the state, however, severe weather is possible.
The cold front will rapidly push into Arkansas late in the afternoon accompanied by a line of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms will likely produce strong damaging wind gusts.
There may be a brief tornado threat mainly in West Central and Northwest Arkansas as the storms initially move into the state during the late afternoon. After about 6 pm, the tornado threat will diminish as temperatures cool off.
The line if storms will approach Central Arkansas during the 7 PM to 10 PM time frame. Storms will quickly race Eastward away from Central AR by Midnight. Much cooler air will follow the front with temperatures dropping into the upper 40s to near 50 by Wednesday morning.
FOX16 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Baskin will keep you updated through out the day on FOX16.com and tonight on FOX16 News @ 5, 9 and 10.