Now onto the weather. Earlier in the weekend, it appeared a very strong storm would move through next Thursday with a cold, miserable rain. While I still expect some wet weather, the system looks weaker with less cold air. With that said, temperatures will still take a wild ride this week with readings going into the 80s challenging record highs.
In Little Rock, the record high Tuesday is 89 set in 1944 and on Wednesday it's 88 set in 1992. The computer models have us in the lower 80s. While it's unlikely we'll break records, get ready for another burst of warm air, then the temperatures drop off again.
Once the front moves in Wednesday into Thursday, look for readings to only make it into the 50s and 60s.
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Below are a few maps detailing the situation late this week and your early Halloween forecast!
|This is the GFS valid late Tuesday. The front is located north of the state with high pressure moving away on the Carolina coastline. This is a warm set up with southwest winds pumping in unseasonably warm temperatures, however, that won't last long.|
|The front brings a large area of rain and storms late Wednesday into Thursday. The warm air continues to get shoved off to the south while colder air takes over.|
|HPC indicates widespread 1'' amounts across the state as this transition occurs. Some places could even see a little bit more.|
|The GFS long range forecast for Halloween looks GREAT. Remember, it's still early and this could change. It looks like "cool ghouls" will greet trick or treaters as high pressure at the surface noses in from the northeast keeping it dry and pleasant!|