First thing's first...Here's the latest CPC outlook for the next 6-10 Days over our area. This is suggesting a near 100% chance of being below normal in the temperature department over the next 6-10 Days.
There will be two shots of Arctic cold air. The first shot will be Friday afternoon then the second shot will be on next Monday. This is the latest Euro regarding temperatures for Saturday Morning. This would lead to a widespread freeze/frost for the entire state.
Now with the first shot of cold air, there will be showers/thunderstorms out ahead of it. Severe Weather is not expected at this time but as we head towards Friday morning...Some of this rain could mix in or briefly changeover to some snow across far north Arkansas. At this time, no accumulations are expected, if it even occurs as moisture will be moving out extremely fast. But the GFS does have a brief changeover to some light snow across far north Arkansas on Friday while the EURO says that we will stay just a cold rain.
As we head towards next Monday...The second blast of cold air will be moving into our area. As the low pressure riding along the front moves away, it COULD bring down some snow/rain across north and maybe Central Arkansas late Monday evening and into Monday night. AT THIS TIME, this will be very light if it happens and will not cause any travel issues. This is the EURO's idea regarding next Monday evening as rain begins to changeover to some light snow before ending as the 540 line will be south of the state.
The GFS suggests the same idea about bringing some light snow/rain across far north Arkansas as we head into Monday night. Again this will not cause any travel issues, if this situation pans out. Moisture may get out of here fast enough to cancel out the snow potential altogether.
Overall, look for temperatures to be WELL below normal for this time of the year across The Natural State. Snow potential at this time for both cold shots is sitting at: 20%. We will updated it in future blogs so stay tuned and share this with your family and friends! Time to bring out the winter coats!