Rapid Plunge Into Fall
The next several days will be full of weather challenges with the biggest one today (Tuesday) into Wednesday. I ask myself, where do I start?
As mentioned here a week or so ago, we are entering our secondary severe weather season. As fall replaces summer, there will be a collision in air masses and the potential for severe thunderstorms. The main threat will be late this afternoon into this evening across western Arkansas. The main threat will be gusty winds, but an isolated tornado will be possible. Remember, severe winds are defined as 58 mph or greater.
While temperatures will warm to near 80 degrees Wednesday across central Arkansas, the cooler air will grip the entire state late Wednesday into Thursday morning. Lows will be in the 30s and 40s by the end of the week.
You have probably seen our 7 PLUS Forecast on Channel 7. We are now the only TV station in Little Rock to go out to 10 days. It's on your weather app, so why not on TV? I think everyone knows the accuracy will drop off in the long range, but it's good to look at trends.
Fall temperatures will continue through the rest of this week into next week. Doesn't this always happen during the State Fair? There will be a couple chances for rain this weekend into the beginning of next week. Moisture from a Pacific tropical system may quickly pass through the region giving some rain chances. Also, a new storm system will dig across the southwestern United States. This will also provide more rain chances. Not a wash-out, but some rain possible. The next couple weeks will be crucial with our fall colors and the forecast should help support brilliant leaves. FYI, Hurricane Michael will have no impact on Arkansas Weather. Thanks again for making the Arkansas Weather Blog the most trusted source for in-depth weather information!