Arkansas still stands a decent chance for heavy tropical rains late this weekend. It's very difficult to forecast a storm that hasn't even formed. For that reason, I will continue to tell you this forecast is a low confidence one for Sunday and Monday. Some of the computer models indicate the low will track very close or through Arkansas while others take it much further to the west. Here's what we know as of today (Tuesday)
- The low is about to move over the northern Gulf and development is likely by the end of the week.
-It will be given the name, "Barry".
-It should become a tropical storm. Hurricane status is unlikely, but I can't rule that out completely.
-The main threat will be heavy rainfall for Arkansas Sunday and Monday IF the storm tracks up here.
-There's always the threat for isolated and brief tornadoes with a landfalling tropical system.