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Rain should wrap up by Saturday afternoon and we'll see some clearing for the first part of the weekend.

Damaging winds wand large hail will be the primary threats in cities like El Dorado, Texarkana, Mena and Arkadelphia, according to the agency's North Little Rock office. Lows will warm from the low to mid 30s Saturday night to the upper 40s to low 50s by the middle of next week.

Friday will be mostly cloudy and rain is possible late in the afternoon, especially north of I-20 and west of I-65.

The latest run of FutureTrack shows the line of storms dropping south out of the ArkLaTex by midnight on Saturday. The tornado risk is looking rather low since most of the storms will occur slightly behind the front.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Auburn's spring A-Day game is Saturday at Jordan Hare Stadium (3 p.m. kickoff).

First Alert: Severe storm risk has gone up for northern counties, communities

A slight risk means scattered severe storms will be possible.

Thanks to a southerly flow temperatures will remain mild tonight as lows will only drop into the upper 50s to lower 60s, 10-15° warming than we were Thursday morning.

Once the front passes and after the storms end by about 1 a.m. Saturday, there will be cloudy conditions with a low around 38 and north winds gusting as high as 40 miles per hour.

We'll be able to better refine and define this risk tomorrow. A south wind help temperatures surge into the upper 70s Friday. Once that front clears the state later in the day, we're back to sunny and mild days next Tuesday and Wednesday. Widespread frost is expected again on Sunday.