LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The new work week could start with a bang for some as a cold front enters the state, bringing with it thunderstorms, some of which could be strong to severe.
Late Sunday night, a cold front and low pressure system will approach from the west. Along the front a line of thunderstorms will develop in central Oklahoma and move eastward overnight into early Monday morning.
Current guidance suggests the atmosphere in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas will support severe thunderstorms. All severe weather hazards are possible, but the primary hazards will be damaging winds and hail.
It’s worth nothing that a brief spin-up tornado can’t be ruled out completely.
As the line of storms continues eastward into central Arkansas they should begin to weaken, though this is highly dependent on the timing of the frontal passage itself.
While a weakening trend appears likely, a slim severe potential still exists into parts of central Arkansas through Monday.
The cold front responsible for this round of storms will stall out and eventually lift northward as a warm front by the middle part of next week, resulting in an unsettled weather pattern for much of next week.
Below is an estimated timeline of severe weather as well as what radar could look like.