169  
FXUS64 KLZK 251945  
AFDLZK  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR  
245 PM CDT WED APR 25 2018  
   
SHORT TERM
 
TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY  
DATA FROM KLZK RADAR INDICATE AN AREA OF LIGHT TO BRIEFLY MODERATE  
PRECIPITATION ACROSS WEST CENTRAL, TO NORTHEAST SECTIONS OF THE  
FORECAST AREA. ISENTROPIC LIFT IN THE 600-700 HPA LAYER IS PROMOTING  
THIS RAINFALL. THIS LIFT WILL WEAKEN DURING THE EVENING HOURS.  
SCATTERED LIGHT PRECIPITATION WILL AFFECT NORTHERN AND CENTRAL  
SECTIONS LATER NIGHT, AS UPPER LEVEL ENERGY MOVES OVER THE STATE.  
 
WEAK ENERGY IN NORTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL MOVE THROUGH LATE MID SOUTH  
LATE THURSDAY, AND WILL PROMOTE WIDELY SCATTERED, LIGHT  
RAINFALL/SPRINKLES FOR THURSDAY NIGHT.  
 

 
   
LONG TERM
 
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY  
STILL LOOKING LIKE A PLEASANT WEEKEND IN STORE FOR THE FA AS HIGH  
PRES WL BE IN CONTROL. NW FLOW ALOFT WL BRING A WEAK FRONT INTO AR  
FROM THE NW SAT NIGHT/EARLY SUN. E/NE WIND FLOW BEHIND THIS FEATURE  
WL BRING JUST A REINFORCING SHOT OF COOLER/DRIER AIR TO THE REGION.  
 
HEADING INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK, WARMER AIR WL START TO ADVECT INTO AR.  
SFC HIGH PRES WL SHIFT EWD, WITH SOUTH WINDS RETURNING. ALSO, UPR  
HEIGHTS WL INCRS AS RIDGING ALOFT MOVES INTO THE MID-SOUTH. HIGHS  
MON AND TUE WL WARM WELL INTO THE 70S AND LOWER 80S.  
 
A MORE PROGRESSIVE UPR FLOW PATTERN BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK IS  
FCST TO BRING A NEW STORM SYSTEM EWD INTO THE PLAINS STATES. SCTD  
SHRA/TSRA WL RETURN TO THE FORECAST AS A RESULT.  
 

 
   
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
 
 
BATESVILLE AR 51 69 51 72 / 80 10 20 10  
CAMDEN AR 50 72 52 75 / 60 10 10 10  
HARRISON AR 48 68 46 67 / 80 10 20 10  
HOT SPRINGS AR 50 70 52 73 / 80 10 20 10  
LITTLE ROCK AR 52 70 53 74 / 80 10 20 10  
MONTICELLO AR 51 69 53 73 / 70 10 10 20  
MOUNT IDA AR 49 70 51 73 / 70 10 20 10  
MOUNTAIN HOME AR 48 69 47 69 / 80 10 20 10  
NEWPORT AR 52 68 51 72 / 80 20 10 10  
PINE BLUFF AR 52 69 52 73 / 70 10 10 10  
RUSSELLVILLE AR 50 70 51 73 / 80 10 20 10  
SEARCY AR 51 69 51 73 / 80 20 10 10  
STUTTGART AR 53 69 53 73 / 70 20 10 10  

 
   
LZK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
NONE.  

 
 

 
 
SHORT TERM...55 / LONG TERM...44  
 
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