Garrett’s Blog: Planning Christmas Weekend

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The weather will stay active for the next few days with both an opportunity for rain as well as a risk of thunderstorms.

These are the two rain chances:

  • Friday Afternoon: Rain
  • Christmas Afternoon/Evening: Thunderstorms


8AM FRIDAY: Cloudy skies early Friday with the best rain chances later in the day


NOON FRIDAY: A few showers will break out in Oklahoma and move east. The best chance for rain Friday will be after Noon and into the early evening.


6PM FRIDAY: By late evening the rain will move out of the area.


Christmas Eve: The highest rain chances on Saturday will be just to the south of our area in central and southwest Arkansas. There’s at least a minimal chance for showers on Saturday as a warm front lingers around I40 eventually advancing north overnight.


CHRISTMAS MORNING 6AM: It’s going to be warm. Temperatures in the 50s across NW Arkansas and low 60s in the Fort Smith area.


CHRISTMAS 3PM: A line of thunderstorms will move across the area with at least a minimal risk of severe weather. With low instability and high wind shear; damaging winds would be the most likely risk followed by at least a small risk of tornadoes. The threat will end Christmas evening.



Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.