ARKANSAS WEATHER WATCHERS DAILY FORECAST: Brought to you by KCGS 98.9 FM/960 AM North Central Arkansas’ Contemporary Christian Station
72 HOUR OUTLOOK:
TUESDAY: Sunny and cold. Breezy winds 10 to 20 mph. Highs in the 30s to near 40. Wind chills in the teens.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Clear and cold. Lows in the teens. Wind chills in the single digits.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny. Highs in the 40s.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Clear. Lows in the 20s.
THURSDAY: Sunny. Highs in the 40s and 50s.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Clear. Lows in the 20s to near 30.
Rainfall and wintry mix will continue to wane in the wake of a strong cold front. Behind the front very strong winds and clearing skies will be seen. Winds 15 to 25 with gusts up to 50 mph are possible overnight into the morning hours on Tuesday. Temps will continue to fall with most of us in the teens and 20s by sunrise on Tuesday. With the winds, wind chills will be colder with wind chills in the single digits and teens overnight. Tuesday will be sunny and dry but very cold. Nearly all of the state in the 30s with northern and eastern sections not breaking the freezing mark until Wednesday afternoon. Tuesday night will be the coldest night of the week with teens nearly statewide. Calm winds and clear skies will allow for radiational cooling to be maximized. Southerly flow will return on Wednesday with a slow warming trend through the rest of the week under partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies. We could see a stray shower late in the weekend with a cool front, but given the lack of moisture return, have left the forecast dry at this time.
~Chief Forecaster Derek