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Atkins, AR

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Sunrise 7:04AMSunset 5:01PM Friday December 4, 2020 6:12 PM CST (00:12 UTC) Moonrise 8:52PMMoonset 10:47AM Illumination 76% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Atkins, AR
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Area Discussion for - Little Rock, AR
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Little Rock AR 523 PM CST Fri Dec 4 2020

AVIATION. High pressure will be over the area through the period. Light west winds are expected. VFR conditions will continue.

PREV DISCUSSION. (ISSUED 247 PM CST Fri Dec 4 2020) SHORT TERM . Today Through Sunday

Current satellite imagery depicts low clouds departing the state from SW to NE this afternoon beneath an area of low pressure. This trend will continue across Ern AR until clear skies prevail across the entire state.

Quiet conditions will continue on Saturday with surface high pressure building into the region from the S and W. Skies should remain sunny through much of Sunday for Nrn AR, meanwhile clouds will begin to build across Srn AR as next weather system approaches from the Srn Plains. With available moisture expected to be in limited supply locally, mainly an increase in cloud cover will be noted over the Srn half of the state. Across this portion of AR, PoP chances will remain below slight category and thus not mentioned at this time in this forecast package. If environmental conditions were to change, i.e more lift or moisture transport, this would most likely affect Srn portions of AR with some mention of PoPs.

The aforementioned upper low will be in the process of departing the state by Sunday evening with dry and clearer conditions returning to the the Natural State. Regarding temperatures, tonights readings should fall into the lower 30s across the state with afternoon highs on Saturday reaching the mid 50s to lower 60s. Saturday night, temperatures across the S will be about 5 degrees warmer than Friday night and around the same temperatures for locations further N. On Sunday, temperatures will climb into the upper 40s across Nrn areas of the state and mid 50s across Srn portions of AR.

LONG TERM . Sunday Night Through Friday

Despite several upper level lows and frontal boundaries sweeping through the region, expect mostly benign weather conditions to continue through much of the extended forecast.

Anticipate northerly flow aloft to be in place as the period begins, with high pressure over the Intermountain west and H500 lows over the Pacific Northwest and Midwest Regions. There will also be a shortwave trough/vort max near or just east of the state which could cause some light rain showers. Overall, however, expect a dry start to the forecast.

As the period progresses, expect the aforementioned high pressure to push eastward through the Central Plains, with mean troughing over the Eastern US. This will help keep northwesterly flow in place resulting in cool and dry conditions through midweek. Meanwhile, the H500 low over the Pacific Northwest is progged to drop south and become stationed over Southern California.

As the end of the week approaches, expect an H500 low to our west near California to gradually advance towards Arkansas. As it does so, a more zonal pattern should return, resulting in westerly/southwesterly flow. This will help to advect warmer and more moist air into the region, allowing low end chances for rain to return on Friday.

Temperatures will generally stay near average for this time of year, with highs in the 50s and 60s, and lows in the 30s and 40s.

LZK Watches/Warnings/Advisories. NONE.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Russelville Municipal Airport, AR5 mi19 minW 310.00 miFair42°F34°F73%1020.7 hPa

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