Scattered Thunderstorms Develop Later This Afternoon And Evening
We’ll keep the gray skies and light rain through much of the day. The main cold front has moved into north Mississippi. It will however stall out once again as the flow aloft becomes flat. We will end up on the colder side of zonal flow this week . The pattern will keep temperatures cooler overall through the next week or so, but not super cold like a couple weeks ago. Highs generally will be in the middle to upper 50s with lows in the 40s. Later today, another upper level wave will move through the area, latest guidance has been relatively aggressive in redeveloping showers and thunderstorms for tonight. It appears there is strong enough ascent along the now stalled out cold front convection has been able to get going in eastern Arkansas. So far there has been reports as of 11:00 AM of pea to dime sized hail in storms. The storms overall are expected to stay below severe criteria, but one or two may briefly pulse up to border line severe storms with mainly a heavy rain and hail threat today. The overall rain chance will stick around this week Thursday as an area of high pressure moves in and cause the mean upper flow to become slightly more amplified allowing for a northwesterly flow for Friday, this will bring temperatures down into the lower 50s lows in the upper 30s. The regime doesn’t last long, as a ridge will rotate back into the eastern US by the weekend. I’ll have another check of the full forecast coming up on ABC 7 11:30 AM and CBS 7 at Noon.
Storm Team Meteorologist