Big Temperature Swings

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A brief warm up is underway for Wednesday, but it won’t last long as a series of fronts move through the State. This will result in a temperature roller-coaster ride through the rest of the week

A cold front will approach from the North Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Much colder air will filter in behind the front into Central Arkansas.

A tight temperature gradient will exist across the front Thursday with temperatures near 60 in Southern Arkansas, but only in the upper 30s to 40s for Central Arkansas. Temperatures in North Arkansas will likely not climb much above freezing.

A weak area of low pressure will move along the front Thursday night and into Friday morning. This will bring a few showers into the State late Thursday night. Temperatures will be cold enough that light rain may mix with sleet, mainly North of I-40.

Precipitation amounts are expected to be light, mainly less than one tenth of an inch. Temperatures will also be generally above freezing through Friday morning, so ice accumulations are not expected at this time. It is possible that some elevated surfaces may become slick, mainly across Northern Arkansas early Friday morning, however widespread travel problems are not expected. Showers will come to an end later Friday morning with highs into the 50s by the afternoon. Yet another cold front approaching from the North will bring another shot of colder air for Saturday.

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