7 Day Forecast Display
Forecast for Benton, Carroll, Madison, Newton & Washington Counties in Northwest Arkansas,
including Bentonville, Berryville, Fayetteville, Huntsville and Jasper
4:00 a.m. cdt Thursday, April 22, 2021

Today


Relatively
Mild

High
58 to 63°

Wind:
S 4|9

Tonight


Chance of
Showers
& Storms
Low:
47° to 52°

Wind:
S 4|9
Rainfall:
< 0.25"

Friday


Chance of
Showers
& Storms
High
63 to 68°

Wind:
S 8|16
Rainfall:
< 0.75"

Friday
Night


Showers
& Storms
Likely
Low:
52° to 57°

Wind:
SE 6|12
Rainfall:
0.25"|1.25"

Saturday


Chance of
Shwrs/Strms
Early/Breezy
High
57 to 62°

Wind Bec:
N 9|18
Rainfall:
< 0.25"

Saturday
Night



Cooler

Low:
42° to 47°

Wind Bec:
L & V

Sunday


Warming
Trend

High
70 to 75°

Wind:
S 8|16

Sunday
Night



Warmer

Low:
57° to 62°

Wind:
S 6|12

Monday


Breezy &
Warmer

High
78 to 83°

Wind:
S 9|18
Gust 25

Monday
Night



Mild

Low:
59° to 64°

Wind:
S 7|16

Tuesday


Chance of
Showers
& Storms
High
75 to 80°

Wind:
S 12|18
Gust 30
Rainfall:
< 0.50"

Tuesday
Night


Chance of
Showers
& Storms
Low:
63° to 68°

Wind:
S 9|18
Rainfall:
< 0.50"
 

Today...Mostly Sunny and Relatively Mild. Highs from 58° to 63°. Wind Southerly around 4 to 9 mph.
Tonight...Mostly Cloudy and Cool with a Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms. Lows from 47° to 52°, with Temperatures Slowly Rising After Midnight. Wind Southerly around 4 to 9 mph. Chance of Rain is 30 Percent.
Friday...Mostly Cloudy and Warmer with a Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms. Highs from 63° to 68°. Wind Southerly around 8 to 16 mph. Chance of Rain is 60 Percent.

Extended Forecast:
Friday Night...Cloudy and Relatively Cool with Showers and Thunderstorms Likely. Lows from 52° to 57°. Wind Southeasterly around 6 to 12 mph. Chance of Rain is 90 Percent.
Saturday...A Chance of Showers and a Few Thunderstorms in the Morning. Otherwise, Becoming Partly Cloudy, Breezy and Relatively Mild. Highs from 62° to 67°. Wind Becoming Northerly around 9 to 18 mph. Chance of Rain is 50 Percent in the Morning.
Saturday Night...Becoming Clear and Cooler. Lows from 42° to 47°. Wind Becoming Light and Variable.
Sunday...Sunny, with a Warming Trend. Highs from 70° to 75°. Wind Southerly around 8 to 16 mph.
Sunday Night...Clear and Warmer. Lows from 57° to 62°. Wind Southerly around 6 to 12 mph.
Monday...Becoming Partly Cloudy, Breezy and Warmer. Highs from 78° to 83°. Wind Southerly around 9 to 18 mph, Gust to 25 mph.
Monday Night...Partly Cloudy and Mild. Lows from 59° to 64°. Wind Southerly around 7 to 16 mph.
Tuesday...Partly Cloudy, Windy and Warm with a Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms. Highs from 75° to 80°. Wind Southerly around 12 to 18 mph, Gust to 30 mph. Chance of Rain is 50 Percent.
Tuesday Night...Partly Cloudy, Breezy and Mild with a Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms. Lows from 63° to 68°. Wind Southerly around 9 to 18 mph. Chance of Rain is 50 Percent.

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Area Weather Summary for Northwest Arkansas
Last Updated at 4:30 a.m. cdt Thursday, April 22, 2021

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A frost advisory will remain in effect until around 8 a.m. this morning for Northwest Arkansas, where temperatures have dipped to near the freezing mark in some locations. Otherwise, temperatures should quickly rise above freezing by around 8 a.m. this morning. In general, we should see clouds increase from west to east as the day wears on, but mostly sunny skies should prevail overall. Highs today will range from the upper 50s to the mid 60s across Northwest Arkansas.

A warm front will start to move north toward Northwest Arkansas tonight from the Ark-La-Tex region as a low pressure system over the Desert Southwest advances eastward towards the area. The resulting warm advection regime may lead to widely scattered shower and thunderstorm development tonight. Further intensification of the warm and moist air advection regime is expected by Friday as a surface cyclone deepens over Northwest Texas. The warm front will likely not make it much further north than the I-40 corridor, keeping the surge of 60 degree dewpoints just to our south and west.

Meanwhile, the surface instability axis is expected to arc back to the northwest from the Ark-La-Tex up into southeastern Oklahoma by Friday afternoon, along and south of the warm front. A dryline located across the Texas Panhandle will surge east into Oklahoma Friday afternoon as the attendant surface low shifts east along the Red River valley. The surface low and triple point is then expected to shift into the Ark-La-Tex region Friday night, again keeping the warm sector just outside of our area to the south and west. However, stronger wind fields will spread over Northwest Arkansas Friday evening, with increasing instability and strengthening wind shear enough for a slight threat of severe thunderstorms. This system bears watching.

Otherwise, after a nice weekend ahead in the wake of this system, focus then turns to what is likely to be a more widespread severe threat for our area next Tuesday. While it is too early to dig into the details yet, we must be reminded that it is late April and the upper air and surface pattern looks quite favorable for severe weather in the Plains with a strong upper system punching in from the Southwest next week.

...This Day in Weather History...

In 2004, Fayetteville and Prairie Grove received about 7 inches of rain, which caused flash flooding in the area. Flash flooding caused $6 million in damages to roads, and a train track near Greenland was washed out.

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