FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – We’ll see showers and isolated thunderstorms across portions of eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
Movement was east northeast around 40-50 mph which was giving little time for any one location to receive much rainfall.
The shower and isolated thunderstorm potential will remain possible into the mid morning hours before exiting off to the east and northeast ahead of the dry line approaching from the west.
Latest model solutions continue to indicate this boundary making it into parts of northwest Arkansas this afternoon as the low in Kansas makes its way across the central plans.
Behind this boundary much drier air gusty southwesterly winds 20-35 mph And warmer temperatures are forecast.
The associated cold front to the low pressure system is progged to move into northeast Oklahoma this evening and push through the CWA overnight tonight.
This will shift winds from southwest to west and northwest behind the frontal passage.
Winds should be much lighter this evening and tonight.
Cooler temperatures and continued northerly winds 5-10 mph are forecast for Saturday behind the cold front.
In response, showers and isolated thunderstorm could develop over southeast Oklahoma Saturday night and spread across eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas Sunday ahead of another cold front expected to push into the region Sunday night with the approaching wave.
The amount of return moisture will help to determine just how expansive the precipitation chances could get.
Instability over the region could also aid in a marginal to slight risk for some storms to become strong to potentially severe.
Precipitation chances look to remain possible during the day Monday before the wave exits off to the east.
In the wake of this second wave cool conditions will be possible Tuesday before another warming trend looks to develop for the second half of next week.
A return of southerly winds and warm temperatures could increase fire weather concerns again across the region late next week.
See the full forecast here.