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Hot Springs, NLR feel record chills

by Ashley Nerbovig | July 18, 2014 at 10:09 a.m.

Hot Springs and North Little Rock both set record lows Wednesday, with their temperatures dipping into the low 60s, National Weather Service officials said.

Temperatures plummeted across the state as a cold front swept through Arkansas this week. Many cities, such as Jacksonville, tied with their past lows, meteorologist Julie Lesko with the weather service in North Little Rock said. Hot Springs and North Little Rock have recorded new temperature lows this week.

A temperature of 60 degrees was recorded at Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport, which replaced a 1967 low of 64 degrees, Lesko said.

Weather service officials in North Little Rock on Thursday recorded a morning low of 62 degrees. The previous record for North Little Rock was 65 degrees, set in 1976.

The cold weather brought with it heavy rain, but not as much as expected, forecasters said. The heaviest rain was focused on Texas and Louisiana.

The weather service said it expects most of the flash flood warnings issued early this week will be canceled before the scheduled expiration times.

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