Weather in May
is sunny at the end of the spring season in Arkansas
but also brings heavy rainfall in the northern hilly regions. The temperatures and humidity see a significant increase in late spring, and nights are mild. The average high temperatures are in the warm zone of 76°F (24.4°C) to 82°F (27.8°C), with the end of the snow season in the mountains. Much of the state sees the growing season, with the land free of sleet and ice. Fort Smith in central Arkansas registers comfortable temperatures between 59°F (15°C) to 81°F (27.2°C), while Eureka Springs in the north is between 56°F (13.3°C) to 77°F (25°C).
The wilderness is captivating as the spring season covers the landscape with lush greenery. Beware of afternoon storms, especially in the hilly regions. A light sweater or preferably, a jacket, will keep out moisture and cold past sunset. Heavy rainfall and snowmelt are likely to cause local floods, so keep an eye on the weather in May in Arkansas.