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Last Map Update: Fri, Jun. 22, 2018 at 3:32:30 pm CDT

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A stalled frontal boundary across southern Arkansas will serve as the focus for thunderstorms developing throughout the day today. Early morning thunderstorms may dissipate by late this morning with thunderstorms redeveloping during the peak heating hours of the day this afternoon. Any thunderstorms that develop will have a chance to become strong to severe with damaging winds posing the primary threat. The front will move north causing the threat of severe weather to move north tonight and Saturday.
Severe weather chances on Saturday look like they will be highest across northwest Arkansas. Thunderstorms are expected to develop across north central or northwest Oklahoma Friday evening or overnight and organize into a line and move southeast across Arkansas early Saturday morning. This line of storms will move along a frontal boundary moving north across the state. The primary threat will be from damaging winds. Thunderstorms may redevelop along the frontal boundary across northern or central Arkansas Saturday afternoon, and the primary hazard will continue to be damaging winds.
A slowly moving frontal boundary will move north across the state this weekend keeping temperatures relatively cool for this time of year. The front is expected to dissipate on Sunday or Sunday night and once it is gone, summer heat is expected to build up quickly across the Natural State. Highs this weekend will remain in the mid to upper 80s while temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 90s by Tuesday of this upcoming week!
Summer heat will return to Arkansas in full force next week, so it's important to exercise some basic heat safety tips. During the peak heating hours of the day, avoid or limit outdoor activities as much as possible. Drink plenty of water and avoid beverages that dehydrate, like those that contain alcohol or caffiene. Wear light colored clothing and wear sunscreen to avoid damaging your skin. Never leave children or pets in cars unattended, even for a short time. We can't stop the heat, but we can all take precautions to aviod suffering its impacts.

 
Hourly Weather Roundup ( )
Location Sky/Weather Temp Dewpt RH Wind Baro Remarks
Fayetteville
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Harrison
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Mountain Home
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Jonesboro
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Fort Smith
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Russellville
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Mount Ida
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Hot Springs
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Little Rock
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West Memphis
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Texarkana
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El Dorado
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Pine Bluff
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Monticello
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Note: "N/A" or "MISG" will be displayed if values are not available. In the LOCATION column, click on links for a list of recent observations at sites of interest. In the WIND column, VRB is "variable" and G is "gust". Wind speeds are in MPH. In the BARO (pressure) column, values are in inches. In the REMARKS column, HX is "heat index", WCI is "wind chill index", and VSB is "visibility" (if shown).
 
 
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