THURSDAY MORNING: A passing cold front may briefly clear skies out during the morning. But more clouds will build into the picture by midday. A few lingering showers will be possible over northern Arkansas, perhaps a few light flurries as well.
Winds will ramp up significantly, bringing much colder air to the region. Look for temperatures to start in the upper 50s, dropping to about 50 around mid-morning. We remain around 50 at midday.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Expect any lingering moisture to dry out quickly. But some clouds may linger through mid and late-afternoon. Temperatures will be colder, likely into the upper 40s to lower 50s. A strong wind from the northwest will make it feel more like upper 30s to lower 40s.
THURSDAY NIGHT & OVERNIGHT: Skies clear out through the night, dropping temperatures into the lower 30s by Friday morning. Winds remain breezy from the north, likely between 10 and 15 mph. Wind chills will make it feel more like 20s.
FRIDAY & BEYOND: Sunshine should dominate your Friday, though temperatures will remain colder. Look for highs around the upper 40s with wind chills in the low 40s. Winds remain breezy, likely between 10 and 15 mph.
Expect clear skies and less wind Friday night, dropping temperatures into the upper 20s by Saturday morning. Saturday brings more sunshine, but not much more warmth. Highs reach about 50. Then as winds shift from the south, temperatures return to 60 Sunday with perhaps a few more clouds.
Rain returns for Martin Luther King Day with another round likely by Thursday. The Thursday round of showers and storms could be on the strong to severe side. Stay with the Arkansas Storm Team for the most accurate weather information.