As with most storm systems, there are always questions that really can't be answered until we get within 12-24 hours of an event and sometimes not until just before storms begin to fire up. We'll need to watch morning rain and storms. This would act to limit daytime instability and lessen the severe weather threat. With that said, if we break out into sunshine, then we all know that adds fuel to the fire and storms can get out of hand.
Beyond this severe weather threat, we'll have ANOTHER chance for a frost/freeze next weekend. More on that later.
Most of the following maps are from Weatherbell.com
|1PM cloud cover indicates there should be quite a bit Wednesday. This COULD help to limit the instability.|
|Late Wednesday instability (CAPE) should be highest across western, southern, and portions of central Arkansas. This is where the SPC has the risk for some severe weather.|
|1PM temperatures Wednesday. Look at the pockets of cool over the north and northeast. Again, that could help lessen the severe weather threat there, but look at the warming south and west early in the afternoon.|