Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:32AM||Sunset 7:50PM||Saturday April 20, 2019 11:15 AM CDT (16:15 UTC)||Moonrise 8:23PM||Moonset 6:38AM||Illumination 99%|
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Area Discussion for - Little Rock, AR  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service little rock ar
602 am cdt Sat apr 20 2019
Vfr conditions are expected through the period, with no
significant weather or obstructions to visibility.
Prev discussion (issued 358 am cdt Sat apr 20 2019)
short term... Today through Sunday night
should be a nice couple of days, as surface high pressure settles
into the region. With little in the way of cloud cover, highs
today will range in the upper 60s to lower 70s. The high will
shift eastward through Sunday, with winds gaining a southerly
component, and temperatures moderating as low level moisture
Long term... Monday through Friday
the period begins with h500 ridge centered over the tn valley. To
the west, over the four corners region, a positively tilted upper
closed low is expected to deepen a bit more before moving east.
Between systems, upper mid-level flow will be out of the southwest.
To the north of ar, there will be a surface low moving northeast
across NE ia mo ks with an associated cold front trailing to the
southwest. East of ar, surface high pressure will be moving away
from the region. This low pressure should track far enough northwest
of the state that impacts locally should be limited to increasing
moisture and breezy conditions between these two surface features.
The upper pattern should amplify as the trough out west becomes an
open wave and ejects east into the southern rockies. The ridge will
shrink in areal coverage but maintain its overall location over the
tn valley. With increased southwesterly flow, upper level energy is
forecast to move across northwest portions of ar. At the surface, a
frontal boundary will be located across southern mo northwest ar
left over from the aforementioned surface low well north of ar.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop as upper energy
interacts with the frontal boundary aided with synoptic scale ascent
downstream of the trough. Through late Tuesday, most precipitation
will be isolated to northwest ar and the southern plains.
By early Wednesday, the upper trough becomes increasingly positively|
tilted and elongated. The surface boundary begins moving south into
the state. The focus for showers and thunderstorms will also shift
south increasing pop chances across much of the state. Pw values
will be fairly high with 1 to 1.5 inches common across the area.
Given high moisture content, showers and thunderstorms may become
efficient rainfall makers and train over the same locations. This
activity is expected to last through late Thursday. By midday
Thursday, the surface boundary will be south of ar. At the same
time, the upper level trough will be moving through east tx with a
strengthening surface low pressure system. Once again the CWA will
reside on the north side cool sector of this low. While
thunderstorms are expected over the course of several days, the
severe potential appears to remain low as best CAPE profiles should
be elevated and will be competing with latent heat release from
ongoing convection across the area. The upper level trough will be
weakening as it approaches ar, becoming increasingly positively
tilted, and parallel with the surface boundary. Putting all this
together, large scale synoptic features do not advertise a favorable
severe weather set up. Heavy rainfall will likely be the main story
with this system.
Model runs over the last day have become increasingly progressive
with the trough moving across the southern u.S.. This trend will
only benefit ar as this trend would lead to lower rainfall totals.
Overall the ECMWF gfs cmc advertise this faster solution so
confidence is increasing in this quicker trend but I am not totally
sold at this point so confidence with timing progression remains the
lowest of this forecast package. Upper level ridging is expected to
return on Friday as surface high pressure moves back into the
region. Quiet weather will continue through the end of the period.
Temperatures during the long term will be mild with highs in the 70s
and lows in the 50s and 60s.
no significant fire weather concerns are expected through the next
Lzk watches warnings advisories None.
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