SHORT RANGE (SAT-SUN): Period begins with the Saharan dust continuing to filter over the natural state, this dust should begin to fade out as we move towards the Sunday timeframe. Some isolated afternoon showers/storms could be possible but no severe weather is expected given the lift in the atmosphere.
Long Range (MON-FRI): Period begins with several upper level disturbances coming from a western trough beginning to impact the natural state. As a result, increased rain chances will be seen across the natural state especially as we move towards the end of the week. Some isolated severe weather could be seen especially in southern AR where the instability and lift are better but widespread severe weather is not expected at this time. Temperatures will run a good 5-10 degrees below normal for the natural state but with the humidity in place, it will not be noticeable. Rain chances will continue even beyond this period as the ridge will have a hard time pushing westward.
~Senior Forecaster Cameron