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WATCH: Soggy Saturday Ahead

A big weather system is in the Southern Plains is bringing us wet, windy, and cooler weather. No severe weather threat for us, but there could be a few thunders...
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A big weather system is in the Southern Plains is bringing us wet, windy, and cooler weather. No severe weather threat for us, but there could be a few thunderstorms this afternoon. Tomorrow will be less rainy and a little warmer.

FUTURECAST 10AM: Light rain showers begin to creep into NW Arkansas while heavy rain is moving into the River Valley.

WATCH: Soggy Saturday Ahead

FUTURECAST 3PM: Widespread heavy downpours are very likely across the area this afternoon. Some thunderstorms are possible but none will be severe. Biggest threats are lightning and high rainfall totals near 2 inches.

WATCH: Soggy Saturday Ahead

FUTURECAST 8PM: There will short break from the rain after dinnertime.

WATCH: Soggy Saturday Ahead

FUTURECAST 6AM: The rain continues overnight and into tomorrow morning. In the higher elevations of Northern Arkansas, there could even be some wintry mix, but it will most likely not stick or accumulate.

WATCH: Soggy Saturday Ahead

The severe weather risk is staying to our south in southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana.

WATCH: Soggy Saturday Ahead

Afternoon highs will only be in the 40s and low 50s because of the rain.

WATCH: Soggy Saturday Ahead

-Sabrina