TONIGHT’S SEVERE THREAT
A line of strong to severe storms moving across Northwest Arkansas will continue to pose a threat for isolated severe weather through early Tuesday morning. Locally damaging wind gusts and spotty hail will be possible and a brief tornado can’t be ruled out. Further north, scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible, but the severe weather risk would be limited to some spotty hail in the strongest storms. The rain and thunderstorm activity will slip east out of the area well before sunrise.
CLOUDY AND COOL TUESDAY
Quieter weather on Tuesday will come with cloudy skies across much of the area. The best chance for some breaks in the clouds and some sunshine will be south of Hwy. 60 and closer to I-49. This will keep temperatures cool with highs in the 50s north to 60s south.
ANOTHER ROUND OF STORMY WEATHER
The busy weather pattern will serve up another storm Wednesday into Thursday. A wave of showers and thunderstorms is expected to sweep through during the day Wednesday. Another wave of storms is expected late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. This wave could bring a few severe storms with hail and possibly strong wind gusts.
The morning wave Thursday is expected to fade with some sunshine and warmer temperatures developing Thursday afternoon ahead of a potent storm. Additional thunderstorms could develop Thursday afternoon into the evening, posing a threat for severe weather.
We’ll wrap up the week with cloudy and cooler weather Friday. There may be a few lingering light showers into Friday morning. Some peeks of sun may try to develop late in the day, mainly to the south.
A nice stretch of weather will get started Saturday and continue into Monday of next week. Sunnier weather will come with mainly dry conditions and a warming trend. Afternoon highs Sunday into Monday should hit 80°. It looks like this could be the beginning of an extended period of warmer and quieter weather for the area.
-Meteorologist T.J. Springer