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Freeze Warning Extended Into Arkansas

Freeze warning tonight

Dry air, light wind and clear sky will bring a freeze to most of the Ozarks by Friday morning.

October 28, 2010|Brandon Beck | Meteorologist

TODAY50s
Sunny and still breezy
TONIGHT

Near 30

Clear and cold. Freeze warning in effect.
FRIDAYLow 60s
Sunny
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The sun is out in full force but we're warming very slowly.  Temperatures in some spots may not get out of the 40s this afternoon with a gusty wind on top of it.  The air is also extremely dry, and will lead to a fast drop once the sun is down tonight.  High pressure will settle overhead by early Friday and bring temperatures in the 20s and low 30s.  A freeze warning has now been extended through all of northern Arkansas as well for tonight and early Friday.  The weekend looks warmer, with no threat of rain through the next 7 days.

Morning Discussion:
Good morning!  Temperatures are in the 40s this morning so far under clear skies.  We have another day of wind in store, but that wind will quickly diminish this evening around sunset as high pressure moves in from the west.  Extremely dry air, clear skies, and nearly calm winds for several hours will send temperatures plummeting below freezing in many locations.  Valleys will be the coldest in the upper 20s, with far western Missouri and Arkansas possibly recovering to just above freezing by dawn as a light south breeze kicks in.  The best-case scenario is a widespread frost but with dew points in the 20s there may not be much of that.  It will, however, be cold enough to kill the plants, so bring them in if you want to save them.  This area of high pressure will move away tomorrow afternoon with a south wind returning.  The wind comes back Saturday and will boost temperatures into the upper 60s.  A weak cold front will move across on Sunday as an upper wave scoots quickly across the central US.  A large trough is then expected to develop over the eastern third of the country by the middle and end of next week, with a large ridge to the west.  This will result in another extended dry streak that at this point looks to last at least 10 days.  Temperatures will be near average next week.

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Brandon Beck
KY3 Stormteam
Meteorologist
bbeck@ky3.com

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