FRIDAY MORNING: Temperatures start out chilly across the state, mostly in the 40s. So a sweater may be necessary at first. But we do warm up quickly, likely into the upper 70s to nearly 80 by noon.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Skies stay clear into the afternoon, and winds pick up from the southwest. With such dry conditions, this will enhance our wildfire danger. Burn bans should be treated with extra urgency.

FRIDAY NIGHT & OVERNIGHT: Temperatures don’t drop quite as much into the evening and overnight. We’ll slip into the upper 50s to about 60 Saturday morning as a few high, thin clouds move in. An isolated shower may develop overnight as well.

SATURDAY & BEYOND: Rain chances ramp up Saturday, but mostly into the evening. During the day, a stray shower is possible. But otherwise, we’ll be mostly sunny and very warm with highs approaching 90. Then storms build into the evening, some of which may re-generate in the same locations. That would lead to long durations of torrential rain. This could enhance our flash flood risk.

There is a severe risk as well. But that threat subsides by Sunday morning as our front shifts south. Some showers may linger Sunday with partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will be far cooler, and they get even cooler next week with sunshine.

Be alerted as soon as severe weather coverage begins by downloading the Arkansas Storm Team app from the App Store or on Google Play.