Where was this active weather in April and May? What a roller coaster we have been on and will continue to ride over the next few days.
This weekend we had highs in the mid 90s with heat index readings reaching 100-105 degrees followed by explosive thunderstorm development Sunday afternoon. Softball size hail was even reported in Lawrence county with several other reports of wind damage across northern Arkansas.
A front will will slowly ease to the south for the remainder of today (Monday) into Tuesday. Rain and a few storms will be possible, but the focus will shift to the south and probably not be as widespread as it was for northern Arkansas.
By the time we roll into late Tuesday, humidity levels will begin to drop. There are already signs this break in the moisture levels will not last long as heat and humidity may try to build again by the weekend.
Check out the model maps below and radar estimates..
|By Wednesday morning, the lower moisture values have overspread the state. The bright reds (high moisture levels) are suppressed well to the south as nice high pressure builds into the region.|
|By Thursday morning, the nice air mass is still in place, but the surface high to the northeast is slipping away. You can already see the return flow around it in Texas and the heat and humidity will begin to build back with time.|