Monday, September 08, 2014

Shut The Door On Summer, It's Going To Be Fall-Tastic

The transition from warm/humid air to cool/comfortable air will take place Thursday with a good chance for rain and a few storms as a strong cold front plows through the state.  The end result will be an incredible air mass arriving Thursday into the weekend.  For all of you who attend Friday night high school football games, it's going to be AWESOME! 

It's really too bad the Razorbacks are playing in Lubbock next weekend.  The weather in Fayetteville really will be awesome.  I'm already seeing signs of another push of nice air just beyond the long range.  So let's slam the door on summer and welcome fall for awhile.  In about a month to 6 weeks, the leaves across northern Arkansas will be changing colors.  It's my second most favorite time of the year.  I think all of you know my absolute favorite!

The following map below are the operational European model and they come from

The transition will bring a round of rain mostly Thursday and the Euro indicates amounts could exceed 1 inch in spots.

Max temperatures Thursday afternoon really shows where the front is located with a sharp contrast across the state.  The clouds and rainfall will also help hold down temperatures across the northern half of the state.  Afternoon highs Thursday will only be in the 70s for the north with 90s south.

Check out the highs projected by the Euro Friday afternoon... 70s!!!!!! Also, that comes along with low humidity values.  The door will be shut on summer and the windows will open.  Shut down the AC too!

It gets even better.  Look at the highs on Saturday afternoon according to the Euro.  Low humidity with temperatures only in the 60s and 70s statewide.

How about those overnight lows.  Look at all those 40s over the Ozarks with 50s/60s central and south.

But wait, there's more!  Lows Sunday morning, September 14th, will only be in the 40s and 50s for most of the state.  The record low for Little Rock on this day is 47 degrees set in 1902.  This model is forecasting 53.  So it won't be a record, but it could be within just a few degrees.

There you have it!   Fall-Tastic air will move into the state starting Thursday.  We need these cool temperatures, especially at night to get those leaves changing colors.  We also need rain every now and then and it does appear we will get some Thursday.

Also, If you have seen my facebook page, you know about the app I have developed called "Arkansas Weather".  As you know, weather isn't just a job for me, it's my hobby too.  I saw a need for an app specifically dedicated to Arkansas weather history.  This is just the beginning of that.  It's available for iphone and andriod devices.  I hope you enjoy and please give me feedback to make it even better!

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