An unsettled weather pattern is expected to move through the state, beginning with the western region of Arkansas on Friday evening, the National Weather Service said.
Meteorologist John Robinson said a weak cold front through the weekend and into the early part of next week is expected to result in scattered showers and thunderstorms.
The first chance for any severe weather is expected in western Arkansas late Friday night and into Saturday morning. Hail will be the main severe weather threat, Robinson said.
Isolated severe storms are possible in the state Saturday afternoon and evening, with damaging winds being the main threat.
Robinson said rainfall through the middle of next week is expected to range between 1 and 3 inches.
A stronger cold front brining cooler, drier air is expected next Tuesday or Wednesday.
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