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|Sunrise 6:03AM||Sunset 8:22PM||Thursday July 16, 2020 10:54 AM CDT (15:54 UTC)||Moonrise 1:33AM||Moonset 3:57PM||Illumination 14%|
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Area Discussion for - Little Rock, AR  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS64 KLZK 161129 AFDLZK
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Little Rock AR 629 AM CDT Thu Jul 16 2020
A frontal boundary across the north will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the northern terminals during the afternoon hours. Otherwise, dry conditions are expected across the state with widespread VFR conditions. Winds will be light and from the south to southeast.
PREV DISCUSSION. (ISSUED 307 AM CDT Thu Jul 16 2020) Short term . Today through Friday night
Pattern this morning is dominated by a broad mid level ridge which covers the majority of the central and southern conus. Position of this anticyclone has pushed the overall storm track across the central plains and into the Ohio Valley. With the center of the high over central Texas, numerous upper impulses will travel along the northern periphery of said feature.
Weak surface troughing is over the Ohio Valley this morning with low pressure over northern Indiana. Attendant front is situated right along the Arkansas/Missouri border and is forecast to sneak into the northern part of the state later today. The boundary itself will have little impact on our sensible weather sans a wind shift over the far north. However, it will act as a focusing mechanism for convection later today in an environment supportive of at least some surface based storms. CAMS models are in good agreement in this scenario with some damaging wind gusts possible.
Southerly flow will continue to advect deep moisture into the region and even with the front across the north, another very warm day is expected with highs in the 90s for just about everyone. Afternoon heat indices will top 105 degrees once again and the heat advisory will continue in its current form. A few locations actually come very close to excessive heat warning criteria but with expected cloud cover, will not go there quite yet.
Precipitation chances will continue tonight and into Friday with the front remaining in the general area and yet another shortwave moving through. Precipitation chances Friday will be aided by any residual boundaries if convection can get established today.
High temperatures Friday will be just a touch cooler over the northeast with increased pops and cloud cover but remain hot elsewhere. Ridge will begin to expand over the area as the period ends.
Long term . Saturday through Wednesday night
The long term period remains overall dry and settled with diurnal precipitation activity returning late in the period. At this point, the polar jet stream has receded to the US/Canada border, leaving behind a weak and stagnant upper flow pattern. An upper lvl anticyclone will settle over the fcst region, promoting broad scale subsidence, suppressing widespread PoPs early in the period. Unfortunately, this pattern will also keep conditions unpleasantly hot and humid with no real disruption or intrusion into the antecedent airmass.
Temps are progged to be slightly above normal in the mid to upper 90s through the long term, with daily heat index values between 100-105 degrees. Late in the period, daily showers and thunderstorms will return to the fcst, as PoPs are introduced more frequently on a diurnal basis, particularly over Cntrl and Ern AR.
LZK Watches/Warnings/Advisories. Heat Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 8 PM CDT this evening FOR Arkansas-Bradley-Calhoun-Clark-Cleburne-Cleveland-Conway- Dallas-Desha-Drew-Faulkner-Fulton-Garland-Grant-Hot Spring- Independence-Izard-Jackson-Jefferson-Johnson-Lawrence-Lincoln- Logan-Lonoke-Monroe-Montgomery-Ouachita-Perry-Pike-Polk-Pope- Prairie-Pulaski-Randolph-Saline-Scott-Sharp-Van Buren-White- Woodruff-Yell.
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|Baxter County Airport, AR||25 mi||61 min||Var 3||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||81°F||69°F||67%||1017.4 hPa|
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