Severe weather possible with Saturday storms
Posted: November 2, 2012 at 10:09 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK Forecasters say scattered thunderstorms capable of producing severe weather are likely to develop Saturday.
John Robinson, senior warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in North Little Rock, said the storms will occur during the day and into the night as a cold front moves into the region.
"Isolated storms could become severe from mid afternoon through late evening, with the best chances being along and south of Interstate 40," Robinson said in a statement. "Large hail will probably have a better chance of occurring than damaging winds."
The storms may continue into Sunday morning, particularly in southern Arkansas, but severe weather then is not as likely.
Rainfall is expected to range from 1/4 inch in north Arkansas to up to 3/4 inch in the rest of the state, Robinson said.
The high temperature Saturday in Little Rock is expected to reach 79 before the front moves in. Highs Sunday through Tuesday are forecast to hit only the low- to mid-60s.