This Afternoon...Mostly Cloudy with a chance of Rain Showers. Highs from 48° to 53°. Easterly Wind around 4 to 9 mph. Chance of Precipitation is 20 percent.
Tonight...Cloudy and Cold with a chance of Rain Showers. Lows from 34° to 39°. Easterly Wind around 4 to 9 mph. Chance of Precipitation is 20 percent.
Friday...Cloudy and Warmer with a chance of Rain Showers. Highs from 50° to 55°. Southeasterly Wind around 7 to 14 mph. Chance of Precipitation is 40 percent.
Friday Night...Cloudy and not as Cold with a chance of Rain Showers. Lows from 44° to 49°, with temperatures slowly rising after Midnight. Southeasterly Wind around 4 to 9 mph. Chance of Precipitation is 40 percent.
Saturday...Showers and Thunderstorms likely in the Morning. Otherwise, becoming Partly Cloudy, Windy and Warmer. Highs from 59° to 64°. Southwesterly Wind around 12 to 18 mph, Gust to 35 mph. Caution is Advised on Area Lakes. Chance of Precipitation is 80 percent in the Morning, decreasing to less than 20 percent by Mid-Day.
Saturday Night...Partly Cloudy, Breezy and Colder. Lows from 26° to 31°. Westerly Wind around 9 to 18 mph.
Sunday...Mostly Sunny and Cool. Highs from 46° to 51°. Northwesterly Wind around 8 to 16 mph.
Sunday Night...Becoming Partly Cloudy and Cold. Lows from 28° to 33°. Light and Variable Wind.
Monday...Partly Cloudy and a little Warmer. Highs from 49° to 54°. Southeasterly Wind around 4 to 9 mph.
Monday Night...Mostly Clear. Lows from 31° to 36°. Southerly Wind around 4 to 9 mph.
Tuesday...Increasing Cloudiness and continued Warmer. Highs from 53° to 58°. Wind becoming Northeasterly around 4 to 9 mph.
Tuesday Night...Becoming Mostly Cloudy and turning Colder. Lows from 30° to 35°. Northeasterly Wind around 4 to 9 mph.
Wednesday...Mostly Cloudy and Colder. Highs from 35° to 40°. Northerly Wind around 8 to 16 mph.
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Precipitation chances will return to northwest Arkansas this afternoon and these rain chances will persist through about mid-day Saturday. By early Saturday, an approaching storm system will interact with a warmer and more unstable airmass to produce thunderstorms across northwest Arkansas Saturday morning. There is also a threat for severe weather Saturday morning.
Otherwise, a dryline will surge quickly east behind the thunderstorms Saturday morning, with most of this activity exiting to the east of our area by early afternoon. Gusty west to southwesterly winds will become a concern Saturday afternoon, with winds forecast to gusts over 35 mph across much of northwest Arkansas.
The weather is expected to be quiet and seasonably mild from late this weekend into early next week. Forecast models are then showing an unsettled weather pattern developing that will be favorable for an Arctic surge or two toward the end of next week.
...This Day in Weather History...
In 1966, 3 to 5 inches of snow fell across northwest Arkansas.