Amounts of more than 1 foot are reported across southeast Arkansas as of early Thursday morning and we still have a day or two of this left. However, the intensity should begin to diminish soon. Nevertheless, the damage has been done and we are completely saturated and flooded. Any additional rain will cause problems.
If you have been following on Facebook or Twitter, I have been talking about another storm system which will follow quickly on the heels of the one on top of us. This was also discussed last week. This is what I call a "bowling ball" low. It's a very compact area of low pressure aloft. The air above our heads will be very cold and will help contribute to destabilization of the atmosphere. I expect this to arrive Sunday afternoon and evening. Showers and storms will become likely. Some of those storms may become severe. Due to the cold air aloft, severe hail is the main threat. Can I rule tornadoes out? No, However, that threat is low, but it is there.
Is winter over? NO! While I can't promise winter weather, it will get cold again later this month. Once again, it's too far away for specifics, but it's on the radar. Pun intended.
|The Storm Prediction Center has already outlined much of the southern half of the state, including the metro for a severe weather threat Sunday.|