7 Day Forecast Display
Forecast for Benton, Carroll, Madison, Newton & Washington Counties in Northwest Arkansas,
including Bentonville, Berryville, Fayetteville, Huntsville and Jasper
Updated at 4:00 p.m. cst Friday, January 22, 2021

Tonight



Cold

Low:
25° to 30°

Wind:
E 4|9

Saturday



Cool

High
41° to 46°

Wind:
SE 8|16

Saturday
Night


Chance of
Rain &
Warmer
Low:
37° to 42°

Wind:
S 6|12
Rainfall:
< 0.10"

Sunday


Chance of
Rain &
Warmer
High
54° to 59°

Wind:
S 7|16
Rainfall:
< 0.10"

Sunday
Night


Rain/Isol
Th.Storms
Likely
Low:
47° to 52°

Wind Bec:
E 6|12
Rainfall:
0.35"|1.00"

Monday


Rain Likely
Turning
Windy/Cooler
High
52° to 57°

Wind:
N 9|18
Gust 25
Rainfall:
0.10"|0.75"

Monday
Night



Colder

Low:
27° to 32°

Wind:
NW 7|16
Rainfall:
< 0.10"

Tuesday



Cool

High
45° to 50°

Wind Bec:
NE 6|12

Tuesday
Night



Cold

Low:
30° to 35°

Wind:
E 4|9

Wednesday


Chance of
Rain &
Cool
High
43° to 48°

Wind Bec:
Variable
Rainfall:
< 0.10"

Wednesday
Night



Cold

Low:
28° to 33°

Wind:
N 4|9

Thursday



Cool

High
48° to 53°

Wind Bec:
Variable
 

Tonight...Clear and Cold. Lows from 25° to 30°. Wind Easterly around 4 to 9 mph.
Saturday...Increasing Cloudiness and Cool. Highs from 41° to 46°. Wind Southeasterly around 8 to 16 mph.
Saturday Night...Cloudy and Warmer with a Chance of Light Rain or Drizzle. Patchy Areas of Dense Fog, Especially in the Higher Elevations. Lows from 37° to 42°, with Temperatures slowly rising after Midnight. Wind Southerly around 6 to 12 mph. Chance of Precipitation is 50 percent.

Extended Forecast:
Sunday...Considerable Cloudiness and Warmer with a Chance of Light Rain or Drizzle. Patchy Areas of Dense Fog, Especially in the Higher Elevations. Highs from 54° to 59°. Wind Southerly around 7 to 16 mph. Chance of Precipitation is 50 percent.
Sunday Night...Considerable Cloudiness and Turning Cooler with Rain Likely. An Isolated Thunderstorm is Possible. Lows from 47° to 52°. Wind Becoming Easterly around 6 to 12 mph. Chance of Precipitation is 100 percent.
Monday...Mostly Cloudy, Becoming Windy and Cooler with Rain Likely. Highs from 52° to 57° in the Morning, with Temperatures slowly by Afternoon. Wind Becoming Westerly around 12 to 18 mph, Gusts to 30 mph. Chance of Precipitation is 100 percent.
Monday Night...Mostly Cloudy with a Chance of Rain Early. Otherwise, Colder with Lows from 27° to 32°. Wind Northwesterly around 7 to 16 mph. Chance of Precipitation is 20 percent Early.
Tuesday...Becoming Partly Cloudy and Cool. Highs from 45° to 50°. Wind Becoming Northeasterly around 6 to 12 mph.
Tuesday Night...Becoming Mostly Cloudy and Cold. Lows from 30° to 35°. Wind Easterly around 4 to 9 mph.
Wednesday...Becoming Mostly Cloudy and Cool with a Chance of Rain. Highs from 43° to 48°. Wind Becoming Northwesterly around 8 to 16 mph. Chance of Precipitation is 30 percent.
Wednesday Night...Mostly Cloudy and Cold. Lows from 28° to 33°. Wind Northerly around 4 to 9 mph.
Thursday...Becoming Partly Cloudy and Cool. Highs from 48° to 53°. Wind Becoming Variable around 4 to 9 mph.

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Area Weather Summary for Northwest Arkansas
Last Updated at 4:30 p.m. cst Friday, January 22, 2021

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Surface high pressure will shift southeast through the southern Great Lakes and into the Ohio Valley tonight. We are looking at a chilly night with a very dry air mass in place, clear skies, and light winds. Confidence is increasing that a few of the deeper Ozark valleys will fall into the upper teens tonight, with some middle teens not out of the question in some of the colder valleys. The remainder of Northwest Arkansas will dip into the mid and upper 20s.

Heading into Saturday, southerly winds will begin to rebound over the area as the high shifts further eastward and we begin to see a surface low develop over the Plains in response to a strengthening upper level low over southern California. Temperatures will still be on the cooler side with highs in the 40s. By Saturday evening, strong low level warm advection along with good southwesterly flow aloft ahead of the strengthening upper level low in the southwestern U.S., will be occurring over Northwest Arkansas. Rain chances increase Saturday night as rain expands over the area in this warm advection regime.

Most of this first batch of rain should exit the area by midday Sunday. The upper low will begin to swing eastward into the 4 corners area during the day Sunday with a frontal boundary stretched just to our northwest, somewhere near I-44. The next batch of rain will arrive late in the day Sunday as upper level disturbances in advance of the main upper low shift northeast into the area. On Sunday night, some instability could develop over Northwest Arkansas and some thunderstorms will be possible. The low is currently forecast to move northeast along I-44 during the day Monday with the heaviest rain expected southeast of this track. Portions of Northwest Arkansas may receive over an inch of rain, with widespread one-half inch to three-quarters of an inch amounts elsewhere before the precipitation ends Monday evening.

Another weather system will lift northeast into the plains by Tuesday into Tuesday night and across Northwest Arkansas Wednesday with the next chance of precipitation. We may see some rain changing to snow with this system, however. We have plenty of time to watch this system and make updates as needed to the forecast. Otherwise, our temperatures look to be near normal for late January.

...This Day in Weather History...

In 1930, the low temperature fell to -23 at Fayetteville and Gravette. Also, the teens below zero were common across Northwest Arkansas.

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