Weather Blog: Cold Front Moving In

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) – A cold front was positioned from northern Texas, south central and east central Oklahoma, across Northwest Arkansas and southern Missouri early Thursday morning. 

Behind the front, breezy northerly winds were transporting drier air back into eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas. 

Through Thursday, the cold front will continue to slide southward, hang up near the Red River for a bit in the afternoon and then finally exit by late afternoon. 

With the front looking like it could stall briefly near the Red River, this could allow for a few areas of light drizzle/light rain to develop within the higher terrain locations. 

The latest indications continue to show that the greater potential for any precipitation looks to be just east and southeast of the forecast area. 

Behind the frontal passage, northerly winds gusting 15 to near 30 MPH will be possible through this afternoon. 

These winds, combined with minimum relative humidity values in the 30-45 percent, will aid in at least limited fire weather dangers for the forecast today. 

See the full forecast here. 

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