THURSDAY: Most of central and northern Arkansas will be cloudy through the afternoon. Wind will be breezy from the northeast, likely between 10 and 15 mph. Highs reach the upper 50s.

Rain will continue into southeast Arkansas, though. Most of this will remain southeast of US-79, though some showers could push a little farther north to nearly I-30 and I-40. Rain tapers off into the night.

EXTENDED FORECAST: Expect the rain over southern Arkansas to slack off significantly into Friday, though a few sprinkles or a brief shower may stick around along the US-82 corridor. Temperatures reach about 60 Friday afternoon.

Then by Easter Sunday, we’re warmer and drier with partly cloudy skies. Highs return to near 70. We warm up into early next week. But we keep rain and any severe weather out of the forecast through at least late-week.

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