Here is your weather outlook as of 4 p.m. for Friday through the weekend from your NWA Weather Authority.
We are still watching for strong to severe storms to develop late Friday night after 8 PM, and those storm chances will continue well into the early morning hours on Saturday, possibly even into late Sat morning. Storms that remain close to the warm front will have the potential to rotate and storms north of the warm front could bring large hail as the main threat. At htis time the warm front looks to be positioned close to the River Valley, lifting northward throughout the overnight hours.
There will several rounds of storms all weekend and the potential for severe storms continues into Saturday evening as well.
There is still a little bit of uncertainty on where the heaviest axis of rain will be positioned, but it appears NWA will be in the bullseye for some of the heaviest rain totals. We are talking about 4 to 8+” after this all comes to an end by Sunday… the heaviest of the rain should be during the day and evening on Saturday. That’s when the flash flooding threat will really crank up. The tornado threat is very conditional on the position of the warm front and if the storms will remain isolated and discrete.
The risk for Friday and Saturday morning will be updated 5 times on Friday by the NOAA Storm Prediction Center… 1 AM, 8 AM, 11:30 AM, 3 PM and 8 PM. So be on the lookout for your updated weather risk!