Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Today's balmy weather to end this evening

Taking a look at StormView radar at 4:00pm, isolated light showers are beginning to pop up in northeast AR ahead of a strong winter cold front. Along the front, stretching from north-central to west-central AR, Little Rock NEXRAD is detecting a narrow band of rain, with some embedded heavy downpours. These showers will increase in intensity and coverage over the next several hours as the front sweeps east. Look for the front to pass through the metro region between 9-11pm this evening, with some showers ahead of it, moderate to heavy rain right along the front, and continuous light to moderate rainfall for a couple of hours after the front passes. Rain totals of 0.75"-1.00" are possible tonight.

In addition, the passage of the front will signal an end to today's "balmy" 60+ degree weather, with temps dropping up to 15 degrees in the hour or two after the front passes and bottoming out in the morning in the mid to upper 30s! Very little recovery will take place tomorrow with highs in the 40-45 degree range.

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