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  • Writer's pictureTodd Yakoubian

Severe Storms To Near Record Cold

Weather will be making headlines next week. A strong blast of cold air will collide with spring air starting Easter Sunday. Sadly, there COULD be an outbreak of severe weather, and at this time, it appears areas south and east of Arkansas could see the brunt of this. There will be a brief window southern Arkansas could see strong to severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon, but the worst will be from Louisiana to Georgia.

A blast of cold air will challenge record lows next week. However, I think wind and clouds could help keep temperatures from reaching those levels. Here are the records.

Monday April 13th: 31° in 1940

Tuesday April 14th: 35° in 1950

Wednesday April 15th: 33° in 1983

Thursday April 16th: 32° in 2018

Northern Arkansas will have to watch for a frost and/or freeze. I have the average dates of that for more than 50 locations across the state in the previous blog post.

Check out the model data for low temperatures next week.

The following are models from This is the Euro

The GFS temperature anomalies next week for the central United States are staggering given the time of year. Most of this area will be almost 10 degrees below average over that 5 day period. CHILLY!